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Media Watch – July 10

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Trojan Horse (local and national coverage) Education department must go - Ofsted chief (Birmingham Post): Report on comments made by Sir Michael Wilshaw to the Education Select Committee that the council's education department should be broken up. Birmingham schools were targeted in a ‘planned and orchestrated’ plot to radicalise pupils, […]

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Media Watch – July 9

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Transfer tax-raising powers to local councils, MPs urge (The Independent): Report that leaders of England's biggest cities want the power to raise more taxes and invest them locally. Leader quoted. Outdoor adventure centre used by Brum kids to close (Birmingham Mail): Story on closure of Ogwen Cottage in Snowdonia, which […]

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Media Watch – July 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Firms Bid For Birmingham NEC Amid Cash Crisis (Sky News) A pack of private equity firms and pension funds are assembling bids for Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) as the city’s council seeks funds to meet a £1.1bn pay bill. Birmingham and Black Country jobs funding (BBC) Almost £500m of […]

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Media Watch – July 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham must explain failure to stop Trojan Horse scandal, says Gove (Telegraph, i, Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent) Birmingham City council must answer questions about how the Trojan Horse scandal was allowed to happen, Michael Gove has said, after it was claimed the authority ignored warnings for 12 years. MP takes […]

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Media Watch – July 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Traffic chaos feared as tunnels shut (Birmingham Mail, BBCWM, BBC online, Free Radio) Coverage of the planned closures this summer as the A38 city centre tunnels are set to close for the second year running.  Eddie Fellows from Amey interviewed on BBCWM. Dumped green waste bags 'full of maggots' (Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – July 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: No U-turn on garden tax - but bins' boss apologises (Birmingham Post) Birmingham's new cabinet member responsible for bins has apologised to the hundreds of residents who paid for green waste collections that they did not get Bore upbeat over future of enterprise capital city (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) […]

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Media Watch – July 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: 'Strong interest' in NEC Group sale (BBC online) The sale of the NEC Group is moving closer with strong interest from potential bidders, Birmingham City Council has said Plans to end pinch points on ring road roundabouts (Birmingham Mail) Motorists and city centre commuters are being asked for their views […]

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Media Watch – July 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Miliband’s boost for Greater Brum council plan (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) The creation of a ‘Greater Birmingham’ super-council moves a step closer today – as Labour leader Ed Miliband announces plans to let local authorities keep hundreds of millions of pounds in local business taxes, but only if they create […]

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Media Watch – June 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Rain fails to dampen spirits at city parade (Sunday Mercury and Birmingham Mail) Coverage of this year's Armed Forces Day event, staged in Victoria and Centenary Squares. Mother who stole £26k in benefits will not go to jail (Birmingham Mail) A Selly Park woman who obtained money after incorrectly declaring […]

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Media Watch – June 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham politicians and parents speak out against Trojan horse scandal (widespread coverage in Guardian online, BBC, ITV, BBCWM) Reports on the 'Hand off our schools' public meeting held on Thursday night. Quotes Cllr Barry Henley. Free school head's fury at officials over funding cut (Birmingham Mail) The angry head teacher […]

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