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Media Watch – Feb 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories War of words over library crisis (Birmingham Post) Local government secretary Eric Pickles, Edgbaston MP Gisela Stuart, Lord Whitby and Council Leader Sir Albert Bore all comment on the reasons and issues behind the council’s plan to reduce opening hours at the Library of Birmingham. Library archives service reprieved after […]

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Media Watch – Feb 11

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Brum recruits Rotherham’s scandal boss (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM): Report on Howard Woolfenden’s appointment, and his previous role in child protection services in Rotherham, in light of their cabinet resigning last week.  Peter Hay is quoted, saying all necessary checks are carried out before anyone is employed by the […]

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Media Watch – Feb 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Elderly care auctioned in ‘eBay style’ (The Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Birmingham Post, BBC WM) City social services have been accused of removing the ‘humanity’ out of the care home system by using an online eBay-style auction to find places for the elderly. Birmingham council properties receive £58m investment (BBC) […]

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Media Watch – Feb 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Library gets a ‘hug’ as demonstrators fight cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Supporters of the Library of Birmingham gave the building a big hug as part of a rally against proposed cuts to opening hours Bureaucracy ‘preventing’ good council public service (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council staff have been accused […]

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Media Watch – Feb 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Perry Beeches V school will put others at risk (BBC online and BBC WM) A £10m new free school in part of Birmingham will cause an excess of pupil places and put other schools in the area at risk, Birmingham City Council has said. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted and interviewed […]

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Media Watch – Feb 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Snow Hill reborn (Birmingham Post, BBC online, BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, ITV Central) The city’s business district is set for a dramatic transformation under plans to turn it into Birmingham’s Canary Wharf. Sir Albert Bore quoted and interviewed Threats? I’m too busy to care (Birmingham Post) Sir Albert Bore […]

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Media Watch – Feb 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories How Birmingham is trying to turn itself into the next Canary Wharf (Telegraph, BBC, Birmingham Post, The Business Desk) City council thinks plan to redevelop the area around Snow Hill station will create 10,000 jobs. Sir Albert Bore interviewed. Appeal over plan for store in pub car park (Birmingham Mail) […]

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Media Watch – Feb 3

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Academies plan for failing schools (Birmingham Mail): Report based on Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for all schools rated as ‘needing improvement’ to become academies. Story lists 60 city schools which currently have this rating. Leaders in vow to get more young people to vote (Birmingham Mail): MPs and councillors […]

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Media Watch – Feb 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Predators in police uniform (Birmingham Mail) Three West Midlands Police officers abused their positions of authority by exploiting three underage children in the last two years, according to a new Freedom of Information Request. Reference made to the police and council putting in extra resources to tackle sexual exploitation. MP […]

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Media Watch – Jan 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Ministers ignored “Trojan Horse” school concerns for years, Labour claims (Birmingham Mail) Labour has accused the Government of failing to protect Birmingham children after it emerged Ministers heard warnings about extremism in schools. ‘Counter-extremism’ boost in schools (BBC) Tackling the threat of extremism in England’s schools is to be made […]

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