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Media Watch – Nov 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Super-tunnel idea to ease city traffic chaos (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) A radical proposal for a new underground motorway beneath Birmingham city centre is among a raft of new ideas to reduce congestion and improve mobility in Birmingham. Quotes transport policy manager David Harris. Post article also quotes Cllr […]

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Speech: A Civic Gospel for the 21st Century?

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Birmingham City Council supported a conference organised by Newman College on July 4 and 5 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Joseph Chamberlain, the radical mayor of Birmingham in the 1870s and a Birmingham MP until his death in 1914. Leader of the council Sir Albert Bore gave a keynote address to […]

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Media Watch – June 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: City’s £9m road upgrades are given go-ahead (Birmingham Mail, Midlands Today) A £9m project to cut traffic congestion in Birmingham city centre will begin this year after Government gave it the green light Loophole could be used to escape bedroom cash (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council is considering reclassifying spare […]

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Media Watch – May 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council demands check on its £1bn IT contract (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council’s £1billion contract with its IT and call centre provider will be put in the spotlight for an independent health check. Brum braced for Olympic fever (Birmingham Mail) Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay will have the […]

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Media watch – April 26

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Hopes high for £5m food hub plan for clock tower (Birmingham Post) Proposals for a £5m scheme to create a food hub using a former council building has been submitted to planners Photographs help Library to celebrate ‘Street Life’ (Birmingham Post) Visitors to the Library of Birmingham will be greeted by images taken by some […]

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Media Watch – April 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Elected mayor for city ‘needs 5 key powers (Birmingham Mail) An elected mayor of Birmingham should have the power to set business taxes to help boost the local economy and create jobs a leading Labour politician (Liam Byrne) has claimed. VIDEO: Rare Red Pandas move into new enclosure at Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – April 16

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Birmingham City Council Stories Yes to a mayor campaigners: change needed (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Birmingham has made little progress in the last 25 years and needs political change, elected mayor campaigners have claimed. Bulldoze plans for part of post depot (Birmingham Mail) The future of the historic Sutton Coldfield post office depot has been settled […]

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Media Watch – April 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories £54bn hole in town hall pension schemes means ‘ticking timebomb for taxpayers’ (The Times, Independent, Sun, Daily Mail, Birmingham Mail, Daily Star) Local councils across the UK had a pension shortfall totalling £54 billion last year, according to annual accounts published today. Staffordshire Hoard talks (Birmingham Mail) A series of […]

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Media Watch – April 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Couples face 4-month wait for wedding (Birmingham Mail) Attempts to crack down on ‘sham marriages’ have led to massive delays for Birmingham couples hoping to tie the knot. Last chance for voters (Birmingham Mail) Brummies hoping to vote in the May 3 local election and Birmingham Mayoral referendum have until […]

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Media Watch – April 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Travellers sneak up on the rails… (Birmingham Mail) Cheeky travellers moved on to a site in Birmingham under the noses of workmen who were installing rails to stop them getting onto the land. When summer bites back (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy offers tips […]

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