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Media Watch – Feb 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories East Birmingham regeneration ‘may create 9,000 jobs’ (BBC) Up to 9,000 jobs could be created under plans for the regeneration of land in east Birmingham. The council aims to revamp 120 hectares between the city centre and the airport ahead of the planned HS2 rail link. Empty Birmingham house turned […]

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Media Watch – Feb 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Elderly care auctioned in ‘eBay style’ (The Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Birmingham Post, BBC WM) City social services have been accused of removing the ‘humanity’ out of the care home system by using an online eBay-style auction to find places for the elderly. Birmingham council properties receive £58m investment (BBC) […]

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Media Watch – Feb 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Library gets a ‘hug’ as demonstrators fight cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Supporters of the Library of Birmingham gave the building a big hug as part of a rally against proposed cuts to opening hours Bureaucracy ‘preventing’ good council public service (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council staff have been accused […]

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Media Watch – Feb 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Perry Beeches V school will put others at risk (BBC online and BBC WM) A £10m new free school in part of Birmingham will cause an excess of pupil places and put other schools in the area at risk, Birmingham City Council has said. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted and interviewed […]

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Media Watch – Feb 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Snow Hill reborn (Birmingham Post, BBC online, BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, ITV Central) The city’s business district is set for a dramatic transformation under plans to turn it into Birmingham’s Canary Wharf. Sir Albert Bore quoted and interviewed Threats? I’m too busy to care (Birmingham Post) Sir Albert Bore […]

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Media Watch – Jan 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Ministers ignored “Trojan Horse” school concerns for years, Labour claims (Birmingham Mail) Labour has accused the Government of failing to protect Birmingham children after it emerged Ministers heard warnings about extremism in schools. ‘Counter-extremism’ boost in schools (BBC) Tackling the threat of extremism in England’s schools is to be made […]

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Media Watch – Jan 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ’80p drinks’ club night is cancelled after protest (Birmingham Mail) Nightclub promoters have been criticised for luring clubbers to Twisted Monday events – by offering drinks for just 80p.  Council spokesperson quoted explaining that this promotion does not contravene the Home Office guidelines on responsible drinks promotions. Fish tragedy ‘second […]

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Media Watch – Dec 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: 5,000 ‘Boris bikes’ heading to Brum (Birmingham Mail, Central TV, BBC online, Free Radio) Thousands of ‘Boris bikes’ are coming to Birmingham.  (Big Birmingham Bikes) Quotes Cllr Lisa Trickett. Spaghetti repairs could mean months of delays (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham commuters could face months of traffic chaos as major roadworks are […]

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Media Watch – Dec 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Murdered mum-of-three’s cries for help were ignored (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, Free Radio, Heart, Central, ITV.com) Coverage of domestic homicide review into death of Natasha Trevis which found that her death at the hands of violent partner Junior Saleem Oakes could have been prevented had the relevant […]

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Media Watch – Dec 10

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Birmingham City Council ‘failing the city and holding it back’ says Kerslake (widespread local and national coverage): Report on the key recommendations made by Bob Kerslake in his report. Leader Sir Albert Bore and Mark Rogers interviewed. Council in crisis (Birmingham Mail): Five pages of coverage on the Kerslake Report […]

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