Media Watch – Feb 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Children paid £190,000 for school injuries (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has paid almost £190,000 to school children – including £12,000 to one who was hit by a golf club, Bard works on display (The Independent, i, BBC) The public will have a rare opportunity to see one of William […]

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This week’s council meetings: Feb 3-7

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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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The Nelson Mandela Health and Wellbeing Centre

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Plans to rename Handsworth Leisure Centre and hold an event to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela have been put back to 18 July - his birthday and Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day). It was announced last month that a celebration would be held at the leisure centre on 11 February to mark the […]

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Gritting Alert – Jan 31

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Our gritting crews are heading out to treat the Birmingham roads from midnight (subject to forecast rain) Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/winter-maintenance-201314-faqs/ Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this […]

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Media Watch – Jan 31

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Transport boss: bus lane scheme is within the law (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's bus lane scheme is legal, the city's transport boss Cllr Tahir Ali has claimed. Cllr Ali said: “We believe the signs are within the law. An independent traffic adjudicator has requested information before he makes a decision on […]

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Heat network funding boost for city

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Funding to help Birmingham City Council develop plans for new heat networks was confirmed by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, today (January 30). A total of £120,600 has been awarded to the council through the Heat Networks Delivery Unit Grant Funding Programme to carry out planning and feasibility studies in […]

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Queen’s Baton comes to Birmingham

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The Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) comes to Birmingham on 2 June during its two week journey across England, drumming up support for Team England and celebrating sport as it goes. The Baton will visit Birmingham on its journey across England, marking the countdown to the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on 23 July. Deputy […]

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Media Watch – Jan 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Cricket (The Daily Telegraph, Birmingham Post) Warwickshire made a loss of £2.4 million last year despite enjoying a repayment holiday on the £20 million loan they took out from Birmingham City Council. 10 poorest areas hit hardest by Tory cuts ( The Daily Mirror) Britain's 10 worst-off areas will suffer […]

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Ban on smoking in cars move welcomed

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Birmingham health chiefs today welcomed the news that a ban on smoking in cars carrying children has moved a step closer after a House of Lords vote last night. MPs will now be given a free vote on an amendment to the children and families bill - proposed by Birmingham peer Lord Hunt of Kings […]

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Media Watch – Jan 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council worker wins unfair dismissal case (Birmingham Mail) Coverage from an Employment Tribunal, which ruled that a council worker who was sacked after being accused of keeping a vulnerable pregnant woman in a rehabilitation centre against her will, and failing to arrange medical help for another, was unfairly dismissed. The […]

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