Media Watch – June 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Call for ‘Greater Birmingham’ council name (Birmingham Mail) A petition calling for the fledgling West Midlands super council to be named ‘Greater Birmingham’ to help it compete with Manchester and Liverpool has been launched. ‘A bold addition to city’s skyline’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham planners have hailed designs for a new […]

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‘Floozie’ to be given temporary floral makeover

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One of Birmingham’s most recognisable city centre landmarks is to be given a colourful new appearance this summer when it is filled with flowers and plants. The River fountain – known colloquially as ‘the Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ – in Victoria Square has not been fully operational since late 2013 due to a leak which […]

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Media Watch – June 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘Staff died’ waiting for council equal pay claim (Birmingham Post) The city council has been accused of taking so long to pay out over a landmark equal pay ruling that some claimants have died waiting. The city council said this was part of an ongoing legal process so could not […]

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Ping! Pong to the People

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Ping! – the innovative public ping pong festival is returning to Birmingham and is now in its fifth year in the city. The popular outdoor table tennis festival returns to the streets and communities of Birmingham for a whole summer of activity, launching in the Birmingham Markets on Friday 26th June at 11am, the festival […]

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Last chance to vote for Birmingham’s Community Flag

By on 24/06/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

If you would like to have a say in the design for a Community Flag for Birmingham – which include references to the city’s heritage and industrial past – you have until Sunday 28 June to cast your vote at birmingham.gov.uk/community-flag  The winner(s) will be announced week commencing 13 July and they will be presented […]

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Media Watch – June 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Slow moo-ving traffic (Birmingham Mail) Traffic was affected when a herd of cows escaped from Sutton Park early yesterday morning.

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Wider Selly Oak SPD set for approval

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Cabinet is being asked to approve a revised document setting out how the wider Selly Oak, including parts of Bournville and south Edgbaston will be developed. The Wider Selly Oak Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which replaces the Selly Oak Local Action Plan, sets out the vision and strategy for development in the area. Key projects […]

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Hajj pilgrims urged to check health advice

By on 23/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Muslims planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage have been urged to check the latest health advice before booking trips. The pilgrimage to Mecca is expected to fall between September 21-26 and traditionally many people begin making travel plans during the holy month of Ramadan. Public Health England (PHE) and the National Travel […]

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Media Watch – June 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories British Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership (Birmingham Post, Midlands Today) The British Library is teaming up with the Library of Birmingham on a new cultural partnership which will include a special project to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Quotes Cllr Penny Holbrook […]

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Sutton Town Council ballot papers on their way

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Sutton residents are reminded that they’ll receive ballot papers and background information through the post next week concerning the proposal for a Town Council. The consultative postal ballot takes place from 25 June to 16 July 2015 and is part of a wider consultation which has included conferences, round table discussions, feedback from residents, an […]

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