Media Watch – March 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories It’s a heavenly inspiration for Chelsea show (Birmingham Mail) The 300th birthday of Birmingham’s St Philip’s Cathedral will provide the inspiration for award winning city council gardeners at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Education is police weapon (Birmingham Mail) Alison Cope, the mother of Joshua Ribera, a Birmingham man […]

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This week’s council meetings: March 2-6

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Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Gritting alert – March 1

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The Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads tonight at 10pm. Please take care if you are planning to go out folks. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following […]

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Media Watch – Feb 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Brum sees record numbers in market for German fun (Birmingham Mail, Midlands Today, ITV Central, BBC online, Travel Daily UK) A record number of visitors flocked to Birmingham at Christmas for the annual German market, new figures show. Quotes Cllr Ian Ward, who also did an interview with ITV Central. […]

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Blueprint for vehicle carbon cuts unveiled

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The adoption of low carbon vehicles could enable Birmingham to achieve a 17 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2035 according to a new city council-commissioned report. Birmingham’s Blueprint for Low Carbon Refuelling Infrastructure looks at ways of tackling the issue of air pollution, which contributes to up to 20,000 premature deaths in the […]

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Rogue Hajj tour operator ordered to pay £39,669

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A rogue Hajj travel company has today been ordered to pay £39,669 at Birmingham Crown Court. Educational Hajj & Umrah Limited of Pershore Road, Edgbaston, admitted offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008) and the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations (1992). The company has been ordered to pay £22,150 in […]

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Birmingham residents urged to go green at family day out

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The first ever auction of ethically traded and locally sourced goods will be among the attractions at the Birmingham GreenFest, which takes place at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Saturday, 7 March. Previously known as the Sustainability Spring Fair, the Birmingham GreenFest offers a family day out promoting sustainable lifestyles in a fun and educational way […]

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Gritting alert – Feb 26

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The Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads tonight at 7pm. Please take care if you are planning to go out folks. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following […]

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Council shows the way in tackling CSE

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Birmingham City Council is showing partners across the country how – along with West Midlands Police – it took innovative steps to obtain civil injunctions against men suspected of being involved in child sexual exploitation. Following landmark court hearings which saw injunctions obtained against 10 men, the city council and police were inundated with queries from […]

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Media Watch – Feb 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Record numbers enjoyed city’s Christmas market (Birmingham Post, BBC Midlands Today and BBC WM) New figures show that 5.5 million people headed into Birmingham during the period of the Frankfurt Christmas Market in 2014 – up 1.2 million since 2012, spending £397million up from £201million. Deputy City Council Leader Ian […]

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