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Media Watch – August 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories GCSE results round-up (Birmingham Mail) A look at results from schools across the region, including Birmingham. The city’s interim director of education, Colin Diamond, quoted – congratulating the efforts of everyone involved. Funeral date set for tragic sisters killed in car smash (Birmingham Mail) The funeral for sisters aged six […]

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Media Watch – August 19

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Taylor Wimpey in payments battle over Calthorpe Estate project (Birmingham Post website): The construction firm has challenged the financial agreement, known as a Section 106, to pay £180,000 towards affordable housing as part of its plans to build 43 homes on a site in Highfield Road, Edgbaston. The company claim […]

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Media Watch – August 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Councils’ data breaches top 450 in 4 years (Birmingham Mail) Councils in the West Midlands have lost or disclosed the public’s sensitive data more than 450 times. Sandwell council had the highest level with 187 incidents, with Birmingham last-but-one at 7. The axe falls on our trees (Guardian) An article […]

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Media Watch – August 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham teens snub smoking (Free Radio) Birmingham 15-year-olds are far less likely to be smokers than their counterparts elsewhere in the country, according to major new report. Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, interviewed. Library books its spot in top 20 of free attractions (Birmingham Mail) The Library of […]

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Media Watch – August 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Fears over ‘outsourcing’ plan for children’s home after damning reports (Birmingham Post) Two Ofsted reports into un-named children’s homes in Birmingham have rated one as inadequate, with the other requiring improvement. Only the one rated as requiring improvement has placements from Birmingham City Council. Cllr Matt Bennett quoted. Regional authority […]

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Media Watch – August 5

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Top Birmingham City Council stories  More abuse victims join legal action (BBC News online): A former pupil of Ilmington Road Comprehensive School speaks out about how he was abused by former teacher Marcus Marcussen, 91, who was jailed in February for nine years for abusing boys at the school in Weoley Castle between 1957 and […]

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Media Watch – July 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Regeneration in Birmingham (BBC Breakfast) National television feature on the benefits that regeneration projects can bring to cities like Birmingham. Piece filmed on location at the Grand Central site in the city centre. Tornado: Ten years on (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) A look back at the Birmingham tornado, that hit […]

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Media Watch – July 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Football facilities for Benson Community Project (BBC WM) Organisers from the project have called for support to help them find a suitable pitch for their team after they had to relocate outside of Birmingham. Reference made to the council being a possible source of assistance – if overgrown land in […]

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Media Watch – July 22

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Top Birmingham City Council £1.5m mission to get Brum running (Birmingham Mail):  Coverage of the launch of RUN Birmingham – a joint initiative between the council, Sport England, England Athletics and the Great Run company – at Aston Hall. Mission aims to get people who don’t exercise to start running. Deputy Leader Cllr Ward quoted. […]

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Media Watch – July 20  

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Half of Brum kids living in the country’s poorest areas (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM): Research by Birmingham Child Poverty Commission reveals nearly 137,000 under 18s live in some of the most deprived parts of the city – including Sparkbrook and Nechells. Birmingham city councillor,  Jess Phillips MP quoted. Man […]

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