Tag: City Council

Media Watch – March 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Protesters disrupt meeting as councillors clash over cuts (Birmingham Mail) Rowdy protesters stopped Birmingham City Council’s annual budget meeting three times as councillors clashed over £105million cuts to services. Parents lie, cheat and even change their religion to win their children a place in school, say experts (Birmingham Mail) Anxious […]

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Media Watch – March 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Courtney, 11, denied place at all her top choice schools (Birmingham Mail) Story about a schoolgirl who did not get any of her six preferences. Peter Hay quoted from standard letter sent to parents. Nearly one in three missing out on first choice secondary school (Birmingham Mail) Article on figures […]

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Media Watch – Feb 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Brum sees record numbers in market for German fun (Birmingham Mail, Midlands Today, ITV Central, BBC online, Travel Daily UK) A record number of visitors flocked to Birmingham at Christmas for the annual German market, new figures show. Quotes Cllr Ian Ward, who also did an interview with ITV Central. […]

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Media Watch – Feb 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: New Brum library’s photo archives ‘still at risk’ claim (Birmingham Mail) The Library of Birmingham’s renowned photographic archives remain at risk despite a council U-turn on proposed budget cuts, it has been claimed.  Quotes director of the Library of Birmingham, Brian Gambles. HME wins BIP funding for DT drive (Midlands […]

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Media Watch – Feb 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council leader warns over improvements (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has told a meeting of the authority’s cabinet that the ‘writing is on the wall’ for the council if it does not rapidly improve performance following the Kerslake review. Council opposes free school opening (BBC Local […]

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Media Watch – Feb 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Councillors in battle to stop cut in their number (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s 120 councillors are gearing up for a clash with the Local Government Boundary Commission over plans to cut their numbers, with talks between the council and the Commission over a major shake-up of local elections now under way […]

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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 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories How Birmingham is trying to turn itself into the next Canary Wharf (Telegraph, BBC, Birmingham Post, The Business Desk) City council thinks plan to redevelop the area around Snow Hill station will create 10,000 jobs. Sir Albert Bore interviewed. Appeal over plan for store in pub car park (Birmingham Mail) […]

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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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Response to Nicky Morgan's comments on Birmingham schools

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Response to Secretary of State for Education’s comments on Birmingham schools Cllr Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “Birmingham City Council has been calling for some time now for the Department for Education to accept the failings in both the department and its academies, and publish a plan to address them, as […]

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