Media Watch – September 23

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Birmingham City Council stories Broken promises on missed bins because of flaw in the system (Birmingham Mail, page 2 lead): Story based on a computer ‘glitch’ that does not allow residents who do not report missed bin collections within 24 hours to lodge a complaint with the council. Deputy Leader, Cllr Lisa Trickett and Cllr […]

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Let’s celebrate the city’s green gateway project

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Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability at Birmingham City Council, reflects on the green aspects of the revamped Birmingham New Street station, which opened on Sunday

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LGBT domestic violence campaign launched

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A campaign has been launched to promote a new service providing help and support to members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community suffering from domestic violence

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Manufacturing growth showcased at European expo

By on 23/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The first-ever exhibition of local design, manufacturing and innovation has taken flight to the European Parliament in Brussels this week (September 22-24) to showcase the West Midlands’ achievements to European stakeholders.

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Time to book your flu jab

By on 22/09/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

With flu season fast approaching, Birmingham health chiefs are urging people at risk across the city to think ahead and book their flu jabs now.

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Media Watch – September 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham steams ahead in investment (Financial Times Pge 3, lengthy article) The grand opening of Birmingham’s redesigned central station is the latest symbol of a city that has bounced back from recession stronger than most of its rivals, with higher levels of inward investment, faster export growth and better job […]

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Media Watch – September 21

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: Revamped New Street Station opens (widespread national and regional coverage in broadcast and print media) Extensive coverage of the opening of the new-look Birmingham New Street Station after a £750 million refurbishment. Sir Albert Bore interviewed on BBC WM this morning and also quoted in Birmingham Mail (p5 in both […]

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Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil

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Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil Network Rail today (18 September) entered the final countdown to opening Birmingham New Street station after a five-year, £750m transformation. Boasting an iconic new atrium over a huge passenger concourse – five times the size of London Euston’s – the station, which opens its doors to […]

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Council tenants urged to help by switching on heating

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Council tenants are again urged to switch on their central heating before winter arrives so that any problems can be dealt with swiftly. Birmingham City Council cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “Although Birmingham’s council tenants have a free annual gas service, problems often only come to light when the […]

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Post-work Zumba to get Brummies active

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Birmingham health chief Cllr Paulette Hamilton joined Council House staff and rush-hour commuters for an impromptu Zumba session in Victoria Square on Wednesday evening.

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