Media Watch – Nov 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: GCSE overhaul after Islamic Trojan Horse plot in schools (Sunday Mercury, Birmingham Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Daily Mirror) The Government has unveiled plans to force pupils to study at least two faiths following the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham. A plague on our house! (Sunday Mercury) A […]

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Welcome for Skills Show staying at NEC

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Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture at Birmingham City Council, has welcomed the announcement that the national Skills Show will be held at the NEC for the next two years. The Skills Show, which runs from 13 to 15 November this year, has been held at the NEC since its launch […]

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This week’s council meetings: Nov 10-14

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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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Parks activities to continue through winter months

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It may be getting colder and the nights are drawing in but there’s no excuse to hibernate and avoid physical activity in Birmingham this winter The team behind Birmingham’s Active Parks have launched an autumn/winter schedule for the innovative scheme, with around 50 free sessions in parks across the city each week. In addition to […]

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Media Watch – Nov 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Black Country sets rivalry aside in alliance with Birmingham (Financial Times, Birmingham Mail) Leaders from four Black Country councils – Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall – and Birmingham City Council today made an agreement in principle to work as a Combined Authority in a move which will attract hundreds of millions […]

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Combined Authority to drive ‘economic powerhouse’

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Statement of Intent from West Midlands council leaders The West Midlands can become the lynchpin for the national economic recovery say council leaders who are today (FRI) announcing plans to form a Combined Authority. Council leaders from the four Black Country councils and Birmingham have today (FRI) made an agreement in principle to work as […]

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The bus stops here for tenants and landlords ….

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Staff from Birmingham City Council’s private rented services are catching the bus next week … to help tenants and landlords find out about the support that’s available to them. Birmingham City Council cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, said: “In line with the rest of the country, Birmingham’s private rented sector has […]

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Boost for children's summer reading challenge

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Birmingham libraries boosted participation this year’s summer reading challenge by just over 18 per cent, according to recently compiled figures. 7,464 children took part in this year’s challenge, which saw community libraries, the Library of Birmingham and the mobile library service working together to deliver the annual reading promotion across the city. The number of […]

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Media Watch – Nov 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Super-tunnel idea to ease city traffic chaos (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) A radical proposal for a new underground motorway beneath Birmingham city centre is among a raft of new ideas to reduce congestion and improve mobility in Birmingham. Quotes transport policy manager David Harris. Post article also quotes Cllr […]

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Gritting Alert – Nov 5

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The Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from11pm. 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 information via the following […]

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