Media Watch – July 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Trojan Horse: Heads join board at probe schools (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has revealed the names of the new governors due to take over at Park View Academy Trust. Trojan Horse: 'Enough is enough' - city backlash in Trojan Horse (Birmingham Post) Birmingham's civic leaders have closed ranks […]

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Stay out of the water and stay safe in the sun

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As Birmingham basks in the sunshine, the city council has warned people to stay out of ponds, lakes and canals across the city. And, after the Met Office issued a heatwave warning for the West Midlands, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, has also urged people to keep an eye on elderly […]

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Heatwave warning for the West Midlands

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Areas around England may experience “heatwave” conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts. Affected areas include the West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South East England and London. Warnings that a heatwave may be imminent are triggered when the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60% chance of temperatures […]

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Core Cities welcome city growth commission report

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CORE CITIES WELCOME CITY GROWTH COMMISSION MEASURES TO BOOST INFRASTRUCTURE The Core Cities welcome the recommendations of a report out today showing higher growth could be achieved with better targeted and better co-ordinated infrastructure investment. The report, “Connected Cities - The Link to Growth”, is the latest report by the City Growth Commission. Economist and […]

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Media Watch – July 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Trojan Horse: Park View Educational Trust board resigns (Extensive local and national coverage) - Tahir Alam, Chairman of the Park View Educational Trust, has announced he and colleagues will make way for a new group to assume responsibility for the running of the trust's schools. Mr Alam said he hoped […]

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Call for young entrepreneurs to get inspired

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Birmingham's next generation of young entrepreneurs will be given a series of master classes in how to become a business success. The city council's Enterprise Catalyst business support initiative is holding a free one-day event at the Library of Birmingham on 17 July. EnterpriseGen 2014 is designed as a platform for young people aged 16-30 […]

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Old bins to be collected in Ladywood

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Residents of Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho wards who have received their new recycling and household rubbish wheelie bins as part of the ongoing improvements to refuse collection will be able to return their old unwanted dustbins and recycling boxes this weekend. Anyone living in the wards who would like old dustbins or boxes collected […]

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Media Watch – July 15

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: Further Trojan Horse coverage: • Record numbers of pupils 'at risk' of radicalisation (Guardian) Schools are referring to the police record numbers of pupils and staff identified as being at risk. References Trojan Horse • City boss raps Ofsted chief's 'full attack' over Trojan Horse (Birmingham Mail) Jerry Blackett, chief executive of […]

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Birmingham parking meters get 3G tech

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More than 40 parking meters in Birmingham city centre have been installed with 3G modems in a bid to save money and increase efficiency. The new parking meters alert staff when the meters need emptying and when they need maintenance via a centralised system meaning routine checks are a thing of the past. Birmingham City […]

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Half price green waste collections go on sale today

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Green-fingered gardeners can sign up to Birmingham City Council's green waste recycling service for half price from today (14 July). For a one-off payment of £17.50, residents will receive up to 10 fortnightly collections for the remainder of this year's growing season. People who buy this service online will receive a further £2 discount, paying […]

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