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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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Media Watch – July 15

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Pupils vanishing from classrooms are at risk from radicalisation (widespread national and local coverage):  Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, warns that ‘potentially high number of pupils’  disappearing from school registers represents a serious safeguarding issue.  Ofsted found 357 pupils had left seven schools in Birmingham and the London Borough […]

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Media Watch – July 8

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Rosenheath care home closure (BBC WM) The owner of a Kings Norton care home has offered to take in 15 of 24 service users who are set to be displaced when Rosenheath Care Home closes later this week.

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Media Watch – July 2

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‘I’ll turn this region into an economic powerhouse’ (Birmingham Post) Business Secretary Sajid Javid has said he will offer his full backing to the emerging plans for a combined authority

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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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