Media Watch – August 19

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Taylor Wimpey in payments battle over Calthorpe Estate project (Birmingham Post website): The construction firm has challenged the financial agreement, known as a Section 106, to pay £180,000 towards affordable housing as part of its plans to build 43 homes on a site in Highfield Road, Edgbaston. The company claim […]

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School traders set out their stalls at Bull Ring Markets

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School children will turn market traders for the day when they sell the fruits of their business ideas to the public at a top Birmingham market this week. The young entrepreneurs will run 10 stalls selling everything from glass paintings to photographs of local landmarks as part of the Skills to Shine Summer School. Their […]

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Media Watch – August 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Councils’ data breaches top 450 in 4 years (Birmingham Mail) Councils in the West Midlands have lost or disclosed the public’s sensitive data more than 450 times. Sandwell council had the highest level with 187 incidents, with Birmingham last-but-one at 7. The axe falls on our trees (Guardian) An article […]

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Media Watch – August 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Youth footy hero to return MBE in disgust (Sunday Mercury) Leroy Richards, who runs youth football teams in Birmingham, says he is handing back his MBE over Birmingham City Council pitch hire charges. Quotes council spokesperson pointing out that Mr Richards is using pitches without having booked them first. Chippie […]

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It’s the good life at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park!

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National Allotments Week (10-16 August) highlights the benefits of growing your own produce regardless of gender and age – but it’s not just people who benefit.  At Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park on Pershore Road, the animals tuck into home-grown fruit, veg and herbs all year round. From lemon balm, lovage and lettuce to blackberries and […]

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Media Watch – August 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Pause in book buying – further national and local coverage of the pause put on the book fund in community libraries and the need to look at purchases on a case by case basis. Sports Hall at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre (BBCWM) Accusation that the refurbishment of Cocks Moors […]

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Media Watch – August 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Brum libraries banned from buying books (widespread national and local coverage) Coverage of news that Birmingham City Council has put a pause on its book fund for libraries in the face of Government cuts. Quotes Cllr Penny Holbrook pointing out that there has never been a situation where every new […]

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Rebuttal on cost of funerals and burials

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A number of media articles and items have appeared over the last few days based the alleged cost of funerals and burials in 15 UK towns and cities.

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A-level results: understanding your options

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Councillor Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture at Birmingham City Council, looks at the options open to those receiving their A-level results today. Today is a hugely important day for thousands of students across Birmingham as they open their eagerly awaited A-level results. Congratulations to those of you who achieved the grades […]

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Chip shop owners ordered to pay £4,540

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The owners of a city chippy, who pleaded guilty to seven offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, were both ordered to pay £2,270 each at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (12 August 2015). Arshad Zaman, 42, and Shafqat Zaman, 30, of Kingswood Road, Moseley, who run Quick Fry Chippy, at 153 Anderton […]

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