More than 1,500 living with HIV in Birmingham

By on 21/11/2013 in News with 0 Comments

A new national report from Public Health England (PHE) shows that in four local authorities in the West Midlands region; Coventry, Birmingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton, there are at least 2 people per 1,000 aged 15-59 years who have been diagnosed with HIV. At this threshold, national guidelines recommend that HIV testing should be offered routinely […]

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City leaders present declaration to Prime Minister

By on 21/11/2013 in Leader with 0 Comments

This morning, leaders from the UK's ten largest cities outside of London presented a signed declaration to the Prime Minister calling for the fast delivery of High Speed 2 (HS2) and a commitment to bring about the creation of a full high speed network. The declaration [1] comes on the day that the ten leaders […]

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Media Watch – Nov 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories £6.8m science hub to create 600 city jobs (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) Details of a biomedical hub run by the University of Birmingham have been announced. Council Leader Sir Albert Bore quoted as backing the plans. Failing firms named (Morning Star) A new report from Unison has been published, […]

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Media Watch – Nov 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Hard-up Birmingham families to get council Visa card (Birmingham Mail) Hard-up families who turn to the city council for emergency help will be given pre-paid Visa Debit cards from mid-December. UKIP launches petition against Birmingham’s new ‘life-saving’ 20mph speed limit (Birmingham Mail) Minority party claims restrictions will impact on businesses, […]

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Media Watch – Nov 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Children's Services discussion (BBC WM)  Cllr Brigid Jones, cabinet member children and family Services, appeared on the Adrian Goldberg show, discussing issues around the future of children's services in the city.  Boiler firm walks away from deal (Birmingham Mail) Morrison Ltd has sub-contracted the rest of its five-year deal to […]

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Homes for Heroes clarification

By on 19/11/2013 in Cllr Ali, Rebuttals with 0 Comments

In response to the Homes for Heroes story in today’s Birmingham Mail: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/former-lord-mayor-slams-city-6316654 A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Councillor Ali recently announced a deal with the MoD to provide around 60 Homes for Heroes in the city. The 12 homes built by the previous administration used funding from the Alderson Trust. There was no […]

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Leader response to Fraser Nelson article

By on 18/11/2013 in Leader, Rebuttals with 1 Comment

Statement by Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council in response to an article by Fraser Nelson in the Daily Telegraph “Following the inappropriate comments made by the Chief Inspector of Schools some weeks ago, there have been one or two very misleading articles published in the Daily Telegraph about the city of Birmingham […]

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Gritting alert – November 18

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With temperatures forecast to drop overnight, gritters will treat the Birmingham roads from 7.30pm. 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 […]

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If you have diabetes, liver or kidney problems, get flu safe

By on 18/11/2013 in News with 0 Comments

Health officials in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country are urging those with diabetes, liver or kidney conditions to protect themselves and get their seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible. Flu jab clinics are now well underway in GP surgeries, and people with diabetes, liver or kidney problems are among the priority groups for […]

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Birmingham’s nightlife hot spots rewarded

By on 18/11/2013 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's bustling nightlife has been rewarded in the  (20143/14). Eleven of the city's top spots have been listed as places to go in the second city and include bars, pubs, hotels and nightclubs. The scheme is the biggest in the country championing licensed premises that provide a safe and enjoyable night out. The Best Bar […]

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