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Media Watch – Dec 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Brothers banned from own home under new ‘neighbours from hell’ law (Daily Mail) Two thug brothers are the first in the UK to be banned from their own home after new laws were introduced to clamp down on neighbours from hell. Balbir Ginda Ram, 46, and Surjit Ginda Ram, 44, […]

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Media Watch – Nov 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Revealed: £4bn plan to get city moving  (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, BBCWM, BBC online) A 20-year vision to transform transport to Birmingham can be unveiled today. Birmingham Connected, a long-term vision to invest £4 billion in largely public transport has taken a step closer with the publication of a white […]

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Media Watch – Oct 31

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘Real Birmingham’ family immortalised in statue (Birmingham Mail, BBC online, Financial Times, Daily Mail) A statue by Turner-prize winning artist Gillian Wearing is unveiled in front of the Library of Birmingham Black market fags hidden in beer crate at off-licence (Birmingham Mail) An off-licence caught hiding illicit cigarettes has had […]

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Media Watch – Oct 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Boost for North ‘will benefit this region’ (Birmingham Post) Dramatic cuts in journey times between Birmingham and the North will “transform†the economy of the Midlands, a major new Government study claimed. Quotes Sir Albert Bore. Wi-fi in public buildings (BBC Radio WM) Live interview with Cllr Lisa Trickett, who […]

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Media Watch – Oct 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Children’s homes to be run by firm (BBC online) Five children’s homes will be run by the private sector according to plans by the city council. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted saying the homes will be moved to specialist, dedicated agencies Ever-changing China (Midlands Business Insider) Sir Albert Bore quoted in […]

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Media Watch – Sept 15

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Woman guilty of 'Right to Buy' scam (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham woman who claimed a £46,000 discount to buy her council home, while living in a second home, has narrowly avoided being jailed. Quotes Cllr Ian Ward. £36m shake-up of leisure facilities is given green light (Birmingham Mail and BBC […]

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Media Watch – Sept 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Jihadist video was shown to pupils (The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Daily Express, Daily Mail, BBC, ITV) Children were shown a violent promotional video for jihadist extremism in the classroom of a Birmingham school, the man who led an inquiry into the alleged Trojan horse plot has said. Birmingham’s […]

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Media Watch – Aug 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Trojan Horse: Head back in her job after Trojan saga (The Times, Midlands Today, Birmingham Mail) A head teacher who was forced out of a school at the centre of the 'Trojan horse' saga has won her job back. (Oldknow Academy) Trojan Horse: Calls to reinstate Trojan heads (BBC online) […]

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Media Watch – Aug 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories School heads warn of Trojan Horse overreaction (BBC) Anti-extremism measures for schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse inquiries are rushed and could have unintended consequences, head teachers warn. Birmingham shops caught selling tax fraud booze with fake export labels (Birmingham Mail) Two Birmingham shops have been banned from […]

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Media Watch – August 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council fears over lack of public engagement (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have launched an inquiry to find out why so few people attend local meetings and hold their councillors to account Beware: Trojan Horse plot still running (Sunday Times) Five head teachers have warned of a second layer of extremists […]

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