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Media Watch – Jan 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Four libraries facing axe in £2m city cuts package (Birmingham Mail) Four of Birmingham's libraries face closure as part of a £2million package of cuts to the service. District committee chairman and chairwomen met with senior officers to consider budget proposals. A final decision is due next month. Online Firm […]

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Media Watch – Jan 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council chiefs give OK to new home for wholesale markets (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have rubber-stamped the relocation of Birmingham Wholesale Markets ending a three-year saga over their future. Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward quoted. Council plans £1.5m Women’s Enterprise Centre for Sparkbrook (BBC Online) A £1.5m […]

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Bowled over: New Community Sports Hub for Billesley Common

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A new purpose built Community Sports Hub which includes a six rink indoor bowls centre is set to grace Billesley Common in autumn 2014. The Hub, based in Selly Oak District, will enable the development of high level and grass roots sporting opportunities. The building will also incorporate a community sports stand and changing amenities. […]

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Media Watch – Jan 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Lord Mayor Elect: I'm honoured (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor has said he is 'honoured' and 'privileged' to have been chosen by colleagues to be the city's next Lord Mayor. Bordesley Green councillor Shafique Shah is set to take over as First Citizen in May. Tributes for 'Mr Harborne' 51 […]

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Council warns Christmas consumers about counterfeit alcohol

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Birmingham Trading Standards is warning people to be on their guard this Christmas after officers found popular brands of fake alcohol in shops across the city. Well-known brands such as Smirnoff and Glens Vodka have recently been found in shops in Birmingham.  Nearly 300 bottles of illicit alcohol – including 70cl size Smirnoff and Glens […]

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Planning Birmingham’s Future & Budget Consultation 2014-15

Planning Birmingham's Future & Budget Consultation 2014-15 Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This time last year I talked to you about 'the end of local government as I've known it'; and this year I am still talking about 'the end of local government as I've known it', but just to be […]

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Scratch and sniff cards to tackle home cannabis farms

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In a new bid to tackle council tenants who grow cannabis in their homes, Birmingham City Council has issued local residents with scratch and sniff cards to identify the smell of cannabis so it can be reported and stopped. Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police are seeking the assistance of Druids Heath residents in […]

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Media Watch – Nov 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Friends of the Earth praises city for pledge to cut carbon output (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Friends of the Earth has praised senior city councillors for reinforcing the pledge to cut carbon emissions by 60 per cent. Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe & Smart City quoted. £36m […]

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Birmingham’s nightlife hot spots rewarded

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Birmingham's bustling nightlife has been rewarded in the  (20143/14). Eleven of the city's top spots have been listed as places to go in the second city and include bars, pubs, hotels and nightclubs. The scheme is the biggest in the country championing licensed premises that provide a safe and enjoyable night out. The Best Bar […]

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Media Watch – Nov 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Peter Hay on Children's Services and Ofsted (Interviewed on BBC WM Breakfast show and Radio 4, covered on BBC national online) All triggered by tonight's programme on Radio 4 - The Report - which looks in-depth at social work in Birmingham. NEC sale on cards as council's equal pay bill […]

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