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Media Watch – October 16

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Top Birmingham City Council stories City has to use Cornish workers to roll out new wheelie bins (Birmingham Mail, p6 lead):  Report about 30 workers being brought up from Cornwall to help with the delivery of new wheelie bins, as only a “very small number” of firms offer this service and no local companies bid […]

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Media Watch – October 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Sir Albert Bore: I’m not going anywhere (Birmingham Post page 1 and page 5 lead) Council Leader Sir Albert Bore defends his record and highlights progress made in the city following the resignation of Cllr James McKay from his Cabinet. Similar article is page 5 lead in the Birmingham Mail […]

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Media Watch – October 7

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Top Birmingham City Council stories The towpath muggers (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail, p1 & p 4 lead):  Report on spate of attacks on cyclists using the canal towpaths near the Ackers Basin. Refers to the £60m Birmingham Cycle Revolution project to improve canal towpaths.  Cllr Lisa Trickett quoted. Councillor quits cabinet in Bore leadership row […]

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Media Watch – October 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Alcohol sold in ‘dry’ Bournville after 120 years (Extensive local and national coverage including Birmingham Post page 9 lead, Guardian page 15 lead, Daily Telegraph page 11, ITV.com, Daily Mail Online, Mirror Online) Coverage of the council’s decision to grant an alcohol sales licence to Mary Vale News. Some of […]

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Media Watch –  September 30

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Bournville no longer ‘dry’ as newsagent gains booze licence (Birmingham Mail, page 2 lead): Coverage of decision made by Licensing Sub Committee B to grant Mary Vale News a licence to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises. This article fails to make clear that the shop is located outside […]

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Media Watch – September 23

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Birmingham City Council stories Broken promises on missed bins because of flaw in the system (Birmingham Mail, page 2 lead): Story based on a computer ‘glitch’ that does not allow residents who do not report missed bin collections within 24 hours to lodge a complaint with the council. Deputy Leader, Cllr Lisa Trickett and Cllr […]

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Media Watch – September 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Rugby World Cup fanzone opens (Extensive local media coverage) Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of the city council, interviewed and quoted ahead of today’s fanzone opening, encouraging families to attend to soak up the tournament’s atmosphere. Brum MP’s apology for swearing during dust-up in Commons (Birmingham Mail, page 2 lead) […]

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Media Watch – September 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Taxi drivers to receive postcards on CSE (BBC WM – Breakfast) Hackney carriage and private hire drivers across the region, including Birmingham, are to receive postcards with information on how to spot signs of child sexual exploitation as they are seen as important “eyes and ears” in the fight against […]

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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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