This week’s council meetings: Feb 2-6

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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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Media Watch – Feb 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Predators in police uniform (Birmingham Mail) Three West Midlands Police officers abused their positions of authority by exploiting three underage children in the last two years, according to a new Freedom of Information Request. Reference made to the police and council putting in extra resources to tackle sexual exploitation. MP […]

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Gritting alert – Feb 1

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The Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads again at 6pm. Please take care if you are planning to go out folks. Winter maintenance and 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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Gritting alert – Jan 31

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The Birmingham gritters have been out treating the Birmingham roads since 9.30pm. Please take care if you are planning to go out folks. Winter maintenance and 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 RSS […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 30

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The Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads again at 6.30pm. We will then treat priority footways from 4am. Please take care if you are planning to go out folks. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You […]

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Innovative house-building scheme takes next step

By on 30/01/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

An innovative house-building scheme has today taken a major step forward as the city council submitted the planning application for its first purpose-built private rented sector residential scheme. Named Embankment, the scheme aims to set a new standard for private rented accommodation and encourage other providers to follow suit. A wholly-owned company has already been […]

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Magical morning picture wins photo contest

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A magical morning caught on camera from a Handsworth house has scooped a top prize in a local photography competition. Ian Cartlidge’s photo entitled ‘Multi-Faith Handsworth’ captures Lozells Central Mosque, New Testament Church of God, Hamstead Road Baptist Church and Villa Road Methodist Church. The picture was selected from a wide range of entries submitted […]

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Media Watch – Jan 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Ministers ignored “Trojan Horse” school concerns for years, Labour claims (Birmingham Mail) Labour has accused the Government of failing to protect Birmingham children after it emerged Ministers heard warnings about extremism in schools. ‘Counter-extremism’ boost in schools (BBC) Tackling the threat of extremism in England’s schools is to be made […]

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Birmingham school 'best entry' league table

By on 29/01/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has published its own exam league table which, unlike the national league table, shows GCSE best entry results as well as the results from the first entry. There have been a number of well-publicised changes to key stage 4 (GCSE) results in 2014 as a result of changes to government policy. A number of […]

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Response to Nicky Morgan's comments on Birmingham schools

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Response to Secretary of State for Education’s comments on Birmingham schools Cllr Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “Birmingham City Council has been calling for some time now for the Department for Education to accept the failings in both the department and its academies, and publish a plan to address them, as […]

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