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Media Watch – Nov 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Family from hell booted out at last (B'ham Mail) Double-page-spread and front-page-lead on the O'Brien family who carried out terrifying crimes from their five-bedroom council house have been asked to leave.  Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City quoted. Brum crowds unite to honour fallen […]

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City gritters launch Snow Angel competition

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The team behind keeping Birmingham's roads safe during wintery weather is launching a hot competition on Free Radio this week for those who help others in the cold. Amey's winter maintenance team, who work in partnership with Birmingham City Council to help the city cope when snow and ice arrives, are on the look-out for […]

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Media Watch – Nov 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham shifts gear with cycle plan (Financial Times) Coverage of the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan green paper. Sir Albert Bore quoted. Children's services budget protected (B'ham Mail) Birmingham's children services budget is to be protected in a bid to turn around the ailing department's fortunes.  The £147m pot will be […]

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Safeguarding, supporting and educating young review

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A Green Paper has been released containing details of the Safeguarding, supporting and educating young review. This green paper updates the green paper on education services published earlier in the year and links it to the wider services we provide for children. Birmingham is a city with one of the youngest populations in Europe, which […]

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Media Watch – Oct 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Fines ‘reviewed’ in bus lane ticket row (B'ham Mail) Drivers who have received tickets after being bamboozled by Birmingham's bus lane layout will have their fines reviewed and possibly refunded says Birmingham City Council. Better view to remember war heroes (B'ham Mail) Birmingham’s ex-servicemen and women will hold their Remembrance […]

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Council prosecute company over windows safety failure

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Birmingham City Council has successfully prosecuted a care home company which failed to fit adequate safety catches on windows, allowing a vulnerable resident to fall and sustain life-threatening injuries. Silver Leaf Caregroup Ltd was fined £60,000 at Birmingham Crown Court today (October 28). Sentencing relates to offences under Section 3 of the Health and Safety […]

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Delivering on the Olympic legacy: new track at Fox Hollies

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[field name=iframe] Evidence of helping to deliver the Olympic legacy will be unveiled at Fox Hollies Leisure Centre as its new track is opened by members of Team GB athletes. The £325,000 refurbished athletic track comprises of a six lane porous all weather track with eight 100m lanes. The project has been made possible by […]

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Birmingham’s Best Bar None: short-list announced

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Birmingham can boast around 80 bars, pubs, hotels and nightclubs that have made the short-list for this year's Best Bar None awards (20143/14). The award scheme recognises licensed premises in the city for their regulatory compliance. Those making the short-list include student bars, the Sack of Potatoes and The Bristol Pear, along with city centre […]

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Equal pay claims: agreement reached

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Birmingham City Council and the joint trade unions have reached an agreement to settle the outstanding post 2008 equal pay claims. This will avoid lengthy and costly employment tribunals hearings affecting approximately 11,000 cases, which could have continued for several more years further delaying payments to employees. Affected individuals will receive a letter from their […]

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Media Watch – Oct 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Whistleblower campaign to expose abuse of the elderly (B'ham Mail) Birmingham City Council is re-launching its Eyes and Ears campaign created to urge workers in care homes and hospitals to expose abuse of the elderly and disabled. City campaign smashes target (Business Insider) Birmingham City Council and other partners have […]

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