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Media Watch – June 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘Staff died’ waiting for council equal pay claim (Birmingham Post) The city council has been accused of taking so long to pay out over a landmark equal pay ruling that some claimants have died waiting. The city council said this was part of an ongoing legal process so could not […]

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Media Watch – June 12

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Left to die in the pub (Birmingham Mail):  A drunken man died in The Gunmakers Arms,  Bath Street, after the bar’s supervisor had locked up the premises to go and have a late night meal, it has been claimed.  The premises licence is to be reviewed by Licensing sub-committee next […]

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Media Watch – June 11

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Bore outlines an ambitious expansion target for city (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) Coverage of Sir Albert Bore’s Leader’s Policy Statement, delivered at a city council meeting earlier this week

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Media Watch – June 9

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Tributes to the man who helped change the face of our city (Birmingham Mail):  Report on the death of Clive Dutton OBE, former director of planning and regeneration, on Saturday who led on major city projects including the Library of Birmingham and The Cube. Councillor Anita Ward quoted. Rally in […]

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Media Watch – June 8

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Brum bosses lining up a weekend to remember (Birmingham Mail) An event called Birmingham Weekend is set to be held on September 25-27, bringing together culture, food, fashion, sport and shopping

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Media Watch – May 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories “Coasting” schools to face Academy conversion? (BBC WM) Cllr Brigid Jones interviewed after proposals designed to improve schools were announced in the Queen’s Speech. Cllr Jones said the plans were overly simplistic, adding that standards had worsened at one in three schools turned into Academies in Birmingham. £13bn cost to […]

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Media Watch – May 27

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Chinese investment in Birmingham? (BBC WM) Council Leader Sir Albert Bore interviewed about potential future investment in the city, after a visit by a delegation yesterday.

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Media Watch – May 21

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Solihull leader backs plans for a combined authority (Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post): Solihull Borough Council leader Bob Sleigh indicates the council would sign up to a combined authority. His pledge comes a day after Coventry City Council backed plans for a new body. Also The Post’s coverage also includes […]

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Media Watch – May 13

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Top Birmingham City Council stories School academy bid sparks teacher strike (extensive local coverage): Report on the strike at Small Heath School today, where members of three teachers’ unions – NUT, NASUWT and ATL – are staging a protest against plans to turn the school into an academy.  A council spokesperson said neither the school […]

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Media Watch – May 8

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General election results are in for the city (Extensive coverage) Just one of Birmingham’s ten Parliamentary seats changed hands – Yardley

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