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Media Watch – May 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories ‘No Trojan Horse extremism links’ Birmingham teachers hear (BBC) Birmingham City Council officials investigating an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to take control of schools say they have seen no evidence of links to extremism, BBC News has learned. Council expects ‘firestorm' over Trojan Horse schools plot (Sunday Telegraph) Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – May 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Garden tax row turns Brum into a dump (Birmingham Mail) Pictures of uncollected garden waste in the city with comments from Councillors John Lines and Peter Douglas Osbourn. A BCC spokesperson pointed out that garden waste has never been allowed in with household waste and that if garden waste is […]

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Media Watch – May 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Garden tax 'is only issue' on doorsteps for Tories (Birmingham Post) Election trail sees opposition hammering Labour on green waste. Quotes Sir Albert Bore and Cllr Paul Tilsley. £10m plan to turn old council house into luxury apartments (Birmingham Post) The former council house in Sutton Coldfield is set for […]

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Media Watch – May 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Garden tax outcry over council ‘Gestapo’ tactics (Birmingham Mail) Cllr John Lines has accused council binmen of behaving ‘like the Gestapo’ to stop families sneaking grass cuttings into their rubbish bags. In fact there has been no new clampdown. Cllr James McKay explained: “We have never allowed garden waste to […]

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Media Watch – May 6

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Trojan Horse latest (widespread regional and national coverage): Ofsted announced it is has inspected three more schools in Birmingham, as part of the Trojan Horse probe, taking the total to 21 David Cameron backed the three ongoing investigations (BCC, Ofsted and Peter Clarke's reviews) while visiting Birmingham on Friday Department […]

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Media Watch – May 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Green waste (BBC WM) Further coverage of the city's chargeable green recycling services. Rachel Maclean (Conservative Parliamentary spokesperson for Northfield), John Hemming (Liberal Democrat MP for Yardley) and Cllr James McKay (Labour Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City) all interviewed about the scheme. £26k benefit fraud case […]

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Media Watch – May 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Summer city centre tunnel closures (Extensive local media coverage) Articles and features on the second part of a two-year plan to bring Birmingham's city centre road tunnels up to modern standards. Labour fear 'garden tax' election hit (Birmingham Post) Continued coverage of a recent Labour group meeting, in which councillors […]

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Media Watch – April 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Trojan Horse: Birmingham MP calls for teachers to have their say (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Teachers who worked at Birmingham schools caught up in the Trojan Horse investigation should be freed from “gagging” orders and allowed to speak out, an MP has demanded. Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood said former teachers, […]

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Media Watch – April 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued widespread national and local coverage of the Trojan Horse investigations, including: Trojan Horse hotline now in operation http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2014/04/trojan-horse-review-how-to-submit-information/ Vaisakhi celebrations in Birmingham 2014 (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Thousands of people took part in the annual Vaisakhi celebrations in Handsworth Park in Birmingham. Here are a selection of photographs from the day. […]

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Media Watch – April 25

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse plot’ raises questions about school accountability (The Guardian): This article suggests that the investigation into 25 schools in Birmingham following complaints to the city council about allegations of Islamist “takeovers” highlights the muddle about who is now responsible for schools. 95% of city events budget spent on […]

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