Birmingham welcomes Rugby World Cup trophy

By on 16/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will welcome the Rugby World Cup trophy on Sunday, July 19, and Monday, July 20. On Sunday, the Webb Ellis Cup will be at Chancellor Court, at the University of Birmingham, from 10am to noon for photo opportunities with staff and the local community, alongside a coaching session for schools in the area. From […]

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Calling all green fingered tenants

By on 16/07/2015 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Green fingered council tenants and leaseholders across the city are invited to battle it out in Birmingham City Council’s annual gardening competition. Birmingham in Bloom gives prizes for glorious gardens, best balconies and baskets, prettiest pots and voluminous veg. Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall, who will present the winners with their prizes at the Council […]

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Protecting children from sexual exploitation in the West Midlands

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A revised framework setting out how agencies across the West Midlands will work together to protect children from sexual exploitation (CSE) has been launched. The framework is designed to provide a consistent approach to identifying and responding to CSE across the seven West Midlands local authority areas – Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton […]

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Media Watch – July 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Free check can help curb rise in amputations (Big Centre TV) Health chiefs have urged Birmingham residents to book a FREE NHS Health Check is a bid to curb an alarming rise in diabetes-related amputations. Birmingham City Council’s Lead Public Health Nurse, Elaine George, interviewed Trading Standards warns people about […]

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Free check can help curb rise in amputations

By on 15/07/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Health chiefs today urged Brummies to book a FREE NHS Health Check is a bid to curb an alarming rise in diabetes-related amputations

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Media Watch – July 15

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Pupils vanishing from classrooms are at risk from radicalisation (widespread national and local coverage):  Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, warns that ‘potentially high number of pupils’  disappearing from school registers represents a serious safeguarding issue.  Ofsted found 357 pupils had left seven schools in Birmingham and the London Borough […]

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BikeFest rides into Birmingham

By on 14/07/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

BikeFest, a free, family friendly festival celebrating all things cycling, has been launched and will ride into Birmingham on Sunday 13 September.

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Media Watch – July 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: A dangerous place to be a kid? (BBC One) Inside Out documentary on Birmingham children’s services, with director for people Peter Hay interviewed at length, including on how the authority is improving. Call for ‘superhead’ to quit in failing academy fallout (Birmingham Mail) A member of Birmingham City Council’s education […]

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Media Watch – July 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: A dangerous place to be a child? (BBC online, BBC WM) Preview of tonight’s BBC Inside Out programme on Birmingham children’s services. Peter Hay, director for people at the city council, interviewed on WM saying there are signs of improvement Kids’ home resident lived in 39 places by age of […]

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Media Watch – July 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Heads roll after flagship school branded failing (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham free school (Perry Beeches lll) opened by the Prime Minister and hailed as the future of British education has been plunged into special measures after a damning Ofsted report – sparking four resignations. Quotes Cllr Bridget Jones. Brum eyes […]

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