Media Watch – Aug 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Jackson marks Luther King’s famous Dream speech with visit to Brum (Birmingham Mail) Civil rights legend Jesse Jackson is due to speak at the Library of Birmingham at an event during the opening week Thousands enjoy Eid celebrations (Birmingham Mail) Tens of thousands of people enjoyed Eid Mela at Cannon […]

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Birmingham goes LoCAL

By on 23/08/2013 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is thinking smarter as it  finds new and innovative ways to target services better. The council’s Cabinet meets on 2nd September to consider the LoCAL Programme, which will see the council make more efficient use of its property portfolio, generate income and help to better target services. If approved by cabinet the […]

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Bull Ring Markets summer fun on Wednesday

By on 23/08/2013 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

This Wednesday 28 August, all three Bull Ring markets open together for one day only – giving visitors more than 700 diverse stalls to choose from.  The famous St Martin's Rag Market, usually shut on Wednesdays, opens for business alongside the Indoor and Open Markets, and there will also be an Antiques and Collectables Fair.  […]

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Media Watch – Aug 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Bailiffs sent in 80,000 times (Birmingham Mail, Daily Telegraph, localgov.co.uk, credittoday.co.uk, moneywise.co.uk) Birmingham Council bosses sent in bailiffs more than 80,000 times in the last year – the highest in the country.  Council quoted as saying the figures are misleading. It’s simply A-mazing! GCSE Results: As the national pass rate […]

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GCSE results in Birmingham continue to improve

By on 22/08/2013 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

The proportion of pupils gaining five or more good GCSEs in Birmingham has continued to improve. Early indications show that 63 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* – C grades (or equivalents), including English and mathematics GCSE, compared to 60.1 per cent last year. Birmingham City Council cabinet member for children and […]

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UBL UK Birmingham Eid Mela this Bank Holiday Sunday

By on 22/08/2013 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Cannon Hill Park will come alive with the sounds of top international and UK Asian artists as thousands celebrate UBL UK Birmingham Eid Mela this Bank Holiday Sunday from 12.30 - 6.30pm. The free family event, which marks the end of fasting during Ramadan, celebrates the diversity of the Muslim community in Birmingham through its […]

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Sky Ride returns to Birmingham

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Olympic star Jess Varnish will join thousands of cyclists in Birmingham next month when the hugely successful Sky Ride returns to the city’s streets. The fourth annual Sky Ride Birmingham will take place on Sunday 15 September (10am to 4pm) when people will have the opportunity to cycle traffic-free streets in the city centre. And […]

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Media Watch – Aug 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories The stage is set for opening night at the REP (Birmingham Post) A feature on the revamp of the Birmingham REP, set to open at the same time as the new Library of Birmingham on September 3. Councils using bailiffs (BBC WM, Daily Mirror) The Money Advice Trust has called […]

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Birmingham to benefit from railway station cycle scheme

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An innovative £140,000 scheme which allows rail passengers using Birmingham's three city centre stations to hire bicycles and continue their journeys by pedal power is to be launched later this year. Transport authority Centro has teamed up with Birmingham City Council to provide three docks housing state-of-the-art Brompton folding bicycles at locations near the city's […]

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Media Watch – Aug 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Busy city road closing for a year for bridge repairs (Birmingham Mail) A section of Electric Avenue in Aston will be closed for 52 weeks from September 2 to allow for essential maintenance works. John Sunderland of council highways partner Amey quoted. Staffordshire Hoard story to go on tour (Birmingham […]

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