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Media Watch – March 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Vision appears of new golden era (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is heading into a new golden era after passenger numbers at the redeveloped new Street Station rocketed by more than 25 per cent – the busiest for almost 100 years.  Quotes Sir Albert Bore. This Girl Can Small Heath Leisure Centre […]

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Media Watch – March 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Serious case review launched into toddler’s death (widespread local and national coverage) A drug addict who killed her 23-month-old son by feeding him methadone to make him sleep has been jailed for six years after being convicted of his manslaughter. The multi-agency Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has launched a serious […]

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Media Watch – March 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Tories using Kerslake as a smokescreen – Bore (Birmingham Post) Birmingham’s Labour council leader has vowed to keep on protesting and challenging the cuts handed down by the Coalition Government, despite being warned off in Sir Bob Kerslake’s review.  Quotes Cllrs Sir Albert Bore, Jon Hunt and Robert Alden. Police […]

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Campaign to increase work experience launched

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A campaign to increase work experience opportunities for the unemployed has been launched by Birmingham City Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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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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Council shows the way in tackling CSE

By on 26/02/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is showing partners across the country how – along with West Midlands Police – it took innovative steps to obtain civil injunctions against men suspected of being involved in child sexual exploitation. Following landmark court hearings which saw injunctions obtained against 10 men, the city council and police were inundated with queries from […]

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Media Watch – Feb 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Harry charity funds first drop-in centre for cancer in Brum (Birmingham Mail, ITV.com, BBC online) The mother of fundraising hero Harry Moseley has announced a gift to the people of Birmingham – its first drop-in cancer centre.  Quotes Cllr Ian Ward. Free school meal kids lag behind (Birmingham Mail) Schools […]

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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 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories £11k Handsworth fake cigarette stash uncovered in hidden compartment in shop roof (Birmingham Mail) Criminals with a fake fag empire set up a James Bond-style hidden compartment in their shop behind a false roof – which was lowered via a hidden switch. Trading standards officers uncovered Birmingham’s second biggest retail […]

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Media Watch – Feb 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Elderly care auctioned in ‘eBay style’ (The Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Birmingham Post, BBC WM) City social services have been accused of removing the ‘humanity’ out of the care home system by using an online eBay-style auction to find places for the elderly. Birmingham council properties receive £58m investment (BBC) […]

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