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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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Media Watch – June 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Almost 1 in 3 11-year-olds miss out on 1st choice school (Birmingham Mail) Story based on March figures widely reported at the time on school preferences. A BCC spokesperson said: “This year the number of parents/carers who were offered their first preferred school was 70.3% and almost 94% of parents/carers […]

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Media Watch – June 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Service Birmingham savings (Extensive coverage including BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM and Birmingham Mail) The council is set to bring its contact centre in house as part of a wider £150m package of savings agreed with Service Birmingham. Deputy Leader Cllr Ian Ward quoted as saying the proposals provide a […]

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Media Watch – June 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: West Midlands firms banking on £56m growth capital fund (Business Money) Businesses in the region will have access to funds aimed at growth and job creation, managed by Finance Birmingham Chelsea Flower Show coverage (Derbyshire Life) Birmingham City Council's award-winning display at the annual event Hearings over who has a […]

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Media Watch – June 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories City MPs rail against plans to take land for HS2 depot (Birmingham Mail) More than 1,300 jobs will be forfeited if a planned high-speed rail depot is built on historic industrial land in east Birmingham, ministers have admitted. Wheelie bins will save the city £8m (BBC WM) As Ladywood residents […]

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Media Watch – June 20

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Trojan Horse governors quizzed over allegations at takeover (Itv.com): Report that governors at schools placed in special measures for failing to protect children from extremist views are to be interviewed as part of the council's investigation. Superhead set to open 3 new free schools in Brum (Birmingham Mail): Liam Nolan, […]

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Media Watch – June 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories More freedom for cities like Brum - plea (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) City leader Sir Albert Bore has called for Government to hand more power to Birmingham at a major international conference (BT Global City Leaders Summit). Quotes Sir Albert Bore. Month until tunnels shut for repairs (Birmingham Mail) Drivers […]

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Media Watch – June 18

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Trojan Horse - continued local and national coverage • Park View vice principal: We did not tolerate any extremism (Birmingham Mail): Report on Lee Donaghy's appearance at the Commons' Home Affairs Select yesterday. Cllr Brigid Jones also quoted. • Birmingham City leader to answer MPs (itv.com): Online report that Sir […]

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Media Watch – June 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Further coverage of Trojan Horse, including: • A commons select committee will hear evidence from Birmingham City Council (BBC WM) • The LGA calls for councils to have greater powers over academies and free schools (The Guardian, Birmingham Mail) • The vice-chair of Park View Educational Trust says the Ofsted reports into the […]

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