Media Watch – April 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued widespread coverage of the local election campaign Free health checks at Vaisakhi Mela (BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM, Great Barr Observer) Visitors to one of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations were offered a potentially life-saving health ‘MOT’ as Birmingham Public Health joined forces with health colleagues to carry out […]

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This week’s council meetings: April 27 – May 1

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Details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings.

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Sign-up for election updates on WhatsApp

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With election day fast approaching, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to receive news and results. So we’re adding mobile messages via WhatsApp.

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Vaisakhi open air celebrations in Handsworth Park

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Handsworth Park will once again play host to the largest outdoor Vaisakhi celebrations in Europe on Sunday (April 26). The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham is organising the annual event, which is free to all members of the community. Running from 11am to 6.30pm, the event will include Sikh cultural activities, children’s inflatable play […]

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Take the healthy option at Vaisakhi Mela

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As thousands of people head to Handsworth Park for the Vaisakhi Mela, Lead Public Health Nurse, Elaine George, urges revelers to make the most of a potentially life-saving opportunity.

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Baby Lemurs born at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 24/04/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

There have been more new arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) this week with the birth of four Ring-tailed Lemurs – two on Monday 20 April and two yesterday (Thursday 23 April)*. (*Sadly the two that were born to Annie on Thursday 23 April didn’t make it and died late on […]

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Media Watch – April 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Year on from the scandal, Oldknow claws its way back (Birmingham Mail) Article on Oldknow Academy and headteacher Bhupinder Kondal – part of series of features on Trojan Horse schools. Empty homes under hammer (Birmingham Mail, Sutton Coldfield Observer, B14News, and other websites) Two houses which were left to […]

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Media Watch – April 23

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Library protests as users vent fury at opening hours (Birmingham Post and BBC WM): Coverage of the first week of the Library of Birmingham’s new opening hours. City bids for ‘European Capital of Running’ (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail): Report that the council is bidding to become European Capital of […]

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Bringing Birmingham’s empty properties back into use

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Two empty properties in Erdington and Brandwood are going to auction next week following the successful intervention of Birmingham City Council’s Empty Properties Team. The three and four bedroom houses in Bilberry Road, Brandwood, and Slade Road, Erdington, were identified by the team as part of a group of ten properties that had been neglected […]

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Constituency infographics

By on 22/04/2015 in Constituency infographics, News with 0 Comments

Click on each constituency to view the infographics Edgbaston Erdington Hall Green Hodge Hill Ladywood Northfield Perry Barr Selly Oak Sutton Coldfield Yardley If you would like to embed these infographics on your website, contact

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