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Media Watch – April 20

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Bus lane fighter Ben launches petition to get cash for drivers (Birmingham Mail)

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Media Watch – 16 April

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Top Birmingham City Council stories ‘Stay away’ – drivers told to steer clear of traffic hell in Paradise (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail):  Coverage of the briefing on the next phase of Paradise Circus, as demolition work on the old Central Library is set to begin next month, with motorists being urged to avoid the […]

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Media Watch – 15 April 2015

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Lawyers alert on school places appeals (Birmingham Mail): Birmingham law firm Match says it is taking on extra staff to cope with extra demand after a high number of calls from parents preparing for disappointment, and looking to appeal, when reception and primary school place offers are announced tomorrow.  Story refers […]

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Media Watch – April 9

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Hajj travel agent is prosecuted (Extensive local media coverage) Umrah & Hajj Specialist Ltd, based on Coventry Road, Small Heath, pleaded guilty to five offences after customers complained packages they were sold were not what was initially advertised. The company has been made to pay in excess of £70,000 in fines and compensation following a city council prosecution.

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Media Watch – April 8

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Investigation begins after mosque collapse (national and local coverage): Acivico, which is contracted by the city council to deal with building issues, is to investigate the collapse of a mosque in Walford Road, Sparkbrook. Landmark library’s opening hours slashed (I paper): Report on the cut to the library’s opening hours, […]

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Media Watch – March 31

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Baby shake death ‘not preventable’ (Birmingham Mail and BBC News Online): Report on findings of  Birmingham Children Safeguarding Board’s serious case review into the death of Harli Delves-Reid, who suffered significant brain damage after being shaken by her father Kurt Delves in December 2010. The BCSB report states the death […]

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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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