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Media Watch – May 21

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Solihull leader backs plans for a combined authority (Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post): Solihull Borough Council leader Bob Sleigh indicates the council would sign up to a combined authority. His pledge comes a day after Coventry City Council backed plans for a new body. Also The Post’s coverage also includes […]

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Media Watch – May 13

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Top Birmingham City Council stories School academy bid sparks teacher strike (extensive local coverage): Report on the strike at Small Heath School today, where members of three teachers’ unions – NUT, NASUWT and ATL – are staging a protest against plans to turn the school into an academy.  A council spokesperson said neither the school […]

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Media Watch – May 8

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General election results are in for the city (Extensive coverage) Just one of Birmingham’s ten Parliamentary seats changed hands – Yardley

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Media Watch – April 30

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Enterprise zone expansion could mean 36,000 jobs (Birmingham Post) Coverage of various pledges and promises made by the political parties during the election campaign.

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Media Watch – April 23

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Library protests as users vent fury at opening hours (Birmingham Post and BBC WM): Coverage of the first week of the Library of Birmingham’s new opening hours. City bids for ‘European Capital of Running’ (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail): Report that the council is bidding to become European Capital of […]

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Media Watch – April 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories – Hundreds queue up as library hours are slashed (Birmingham Mail)

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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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Top Birmingham City Council Stories

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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