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Media Watch – July 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: No U-turn on garden tax - but bins' boss apologises (Birmingham Post) Birmingham's new cabinet member responsible for bins has apologised to the hundreds of residents who paid for green waste collections that they did not get Bore upbeat over future of enterprise capital city (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) […]

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Media Watch – July 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: 'Strong interest' in NEC Group sale (BBC online) The sale of the NEC Group is moving closer with strong interest from potential bidders, Birmingham City Council has said Plans to end pinch points on ring road roundabouts (Birmingham Mail) Motorists and city centre commuters are being asked for their views […]

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Leader's Policy Statement 2014

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Working together for a fair, prosperous and democratic Birmingham We have implemented much of the manifesto on which we were elected in 2012. In this year's election we set out further pledges to build on that success in the year ahead. This is a positive agenda for change at a critical time in the city's […]

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Media Watch – June 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories City MPs rail against plans to take land for HS2 depot (Birmingham Mail) More than 1,300 jobs will be forfeited if a planned high-speed rail depot is built on historic industrial land in east Birmingham, ministers have admitted. Wheelie bins will save the city £8m (BBC WM) As Ladywood residents […]

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Media Watch – June 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Further coverage of Trojan Horse, including: • A commons select committee will hear evidence from Birmingham City Council (BBC WM) • The LGA calls for councils to have greater powers over academies and free schools (The Guardian, Birmingham Mail) • The vice-chair of Park View Educational Trust says the Ofsted reports into the […]

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Media Watch – June 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued Trojan Horse coverage, including: Trojan Horse curriculum shift vow (BBC) Nick Clegg says all teachers in England should be qualified and follow a core curriculum in the wake of Ofsted’s inquiry into 21 Birmingham schools. Governor banned from debt school by court injunction (Birmingham Mail) Education bosses are set […]

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Media Watch – June 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Further analysis of the Trojan Horse allegations prior to official publication by Ofsted of inspections of 21 schools, including: On-going issues between Michael Gove and Teresa May (Guardian, Telegraph, BBC, Mirror, Morning Star, Evening Standard, ITV, Free) The Guardian claims that Ofsted’s credibility is at stake. Trojan Horse pupils 'not […]

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Media Watch – June 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued extensive coverage of the Trojan Horse investigations. Extensive coverage of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Birmingham Council calls in experts to investigate Birmingham children’s poor health and grades (Birmingham Mail) A panel of experts is to investigate why so many Birmingham children are less healthy and do worse at […]

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Media Watch – May 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Go-ahead for tennis centre (Birmingham Mail) A factory which has remained empty because its yard is too small for lorries is to get a new lease of life as an indoor tennis centre.  Quotes Cllr Barry Henley. Nursery to fight new council business charter (Birmingham Mail) A nursery has launched […]

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Media Watch – May 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories School-run parents pay penalty for bad parking (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, BBCWM) Birmingham City Council has declared war on selfish parents blocking roads around schools by handing out almost £140,000 in fines in just 12 months. Quotes council spokeswoman. £100m for high-tech jobs and research (Birmingham Post) A fund set […]

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