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Media Watch – March 20

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Top Birmingham City Council stories ‘Angry’ Cameron blames Labour council for cuts at new library (Birmingham Mail): Interview with David Cameron, in which he criticises the council’s decision to cut the Library of Birmingham’s opening hours from 73 to 40 hours. Gridlock fears over £60m city cycle lanes revolution (Birmingham Mail):  Conservative opposition leader Cllr […]

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Media Watch – March 17

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Top Birmingham City Council stories MPs criticise Ofsted over Trojan Horse schools affair (local and national coverage):  The Commons’ education select committee report into extremism in schools found no evidence of a plot by hardline Muslims to infiltrate schools in Birmingham. It also criticises Michael Gove’s reaction to the claims, which led to five separate […]

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Media Watch – March 12

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Birmingham City Council in the news – 12 March 2015

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Media Watch – March 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Vision appears of new golden era (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is heading into a new golden era after passenger numbers at the redeveloped new Street Station rocketed by more than 25 per cent – the busiest for almost 100 years.  Quotes Sir Albert Bore. This Girl Can Small Heath Leisure Centre […]

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Media Watch – March 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Serious case review launched into toddler’s death (widespread local and national coverage) A drug addict who killed her 23-month-old son by feeding him methadone to make him sleep has been jailed for six years after being convicted of his manslaughter. The multi-agency Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has launched a serious […]

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Media Watch – March 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Tories using Kerslake as a smokescreen – Bore (Birmingham Post) Birmingham’s Labour council leader has vowed to keep on protesting and challenging the cuts handed down by the Coalition Government, despite being warned off in Sir Bob Kerslake’s review.  Quotes Cllrs Sir Albert Bore, Jon Hunt and Robert Alden. Police […]

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Media Watch – March 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Protesters disrupt meeting as councillors clash over cuts (Birmingham Mail) Rowdy protesters stopped Birmingham City Council’s annual budget meeting three times as councillors clashed over £105million cuts to services. Parents lie, cheat and even change their religion to win their children a place in school, say experts (Birmingham Mail) Anxious […]

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Media Watch – March 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories It’s a heavenly inspiration for Chelsea show (Birmingham Mail) The 300th birthday of Birmingham’s St Philip’s Cathedral will provide the inspiration for award winning city council gardeners at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Education is police weapon (Birmingham Mail) Alison Cope, the mother of Joshua Ribera, a Birmingham man […]

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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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