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Media Watch – Feb 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Brum sees record numbers in market for German fun (Birmingham Mail, Midlands Today, ITV Central, BBC online, Travel Daily UK) A record number of visitors flocked to Birmingham at Christmas for the annual German market, new figures show. Quotes Cllr Ian Ward, who also did an interview with ITV Central. […]

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Media Watch – Feb 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Record numbers enjoyed city’s Christmas market (Birmingham Post, BBC Midlands Today and BBC WM) New figures show that 5.5 million people headed into Birmingham during the period of the Frankfurt Christmas Market in 2014 – up 1.2 million since 2012, spending £397million up from £201million. Deputy City Council Leader Ian […]

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Media Watch – Feb 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories East Birmingham regeneration ‘may create 9,000 jobs’ (BBC) Up to 9,000 jobs could be created under plans for the regeneration of land in east Birmingham. The council aims to revamp 120 hectares between the city centre and the airport ahead of the planned HS2 rail link. Empty Birmingham house turned […]

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Media Watch – Feb 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories What a load of rubbish (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) Dozens of black bags and other rubbish have been dumped outside an empty property on Olton Boulevard East – but following action by the city council, the owner has started removing the waste. Cllr Lisa Trickett interviewed on BBC WM, […]

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Media Watch – Feb 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Harry charity funds first drop-in centre for cancer in Brum (Birmingham Mail, ITV.com, BBC online) The mother of fundraising hero Harry Moseley has announced a gift to the people of Birmingham – its first drop-in cancer centre.  Quotes Cllr Ian Ward. Free school meal kids lag behind (Birmingham Mail) Schools […]

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Media Watch – Feb 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: New Brum library’s photo archives ‘still at risk’ claim (Birmingham Mail) The Library of Birmingham’s renowned photographic archives remain at risk despite a council U-turn on proposed budget cuts, it has been claimed.  Quotes director of the Library of Birmingham, Brian Gambles. HME wins BIP funding for DT drive (Midlands […]

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Media Watch – Feb 19

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Photo archive ‘still at risk’ despite city U-turn on library (Birmingham Post): The Royal Photographic Society remains concerned for the future of its archives and four specialist staff based at the Library of Birmingham, despite the council’s leadership stating last week it had found an extra £200,000 – most of […]

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Media Watch – Feb 18

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Council objects to free school plans (Birmingham Mail / BBC News online): Report on council’s formal objection to Perry Beeches Academy Trust’s plans to open a new £20m school – Perry Beeches V – in Small Heath. Instead the site will be used to relocate the Al Hijrah school, which […]

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Media Watch – Feb 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council leader warns over improvements (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has told a meeting of the authority’s cabinet that the ‘writing is on the wall’ for the council if it does not rapidly improve performance following the Kerslake review. Council opposes free school opening (BBC Local […]

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Media Watch – Feb 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories £11k Handsworth fake cigarette stash uncovered in hidden compartment in shop roof (Birmingham Mail) Criminals with a fake fag empire set up a James Bond-style hidden compartment in their shop behind a false roof – which was lowered via a hidden switch. Trading standards officers uncovered Birmingham’s second biggest retail […]

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