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Media Watch – Jan 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council employee 'detained women against their will' (Birmingham Mail) A city council worker was sacked for gross misconduct after being accused of keeping two women in a homeless centre against their will, an employment tribunal has heard. A decision on a claim of unfair dismissal is due to be made […]

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Media Watch – Jan 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Police chief is landlady on Benefits Street (Birmingham Mail) Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Cllr Yvonne Mosquito owns a house on James Turner Street, the road featured on Channel 4's Benefits Street, the newspaper reports. 'They should pass test to be allowed kids' (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) Footballer Joey […]

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Media Watch – Jan 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Potential asset sales (Widespread local and national coverage) Further coverage of Birmingham's equal pay liability and the possibility that council assets may need to be sold to meet the current funding gap after central government said the council would not be allowed to borrow any more money to settle outstanding […]

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Media Watch – Jan 15

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council considers asset sales (BBC WM, BBC Online, BBC Today) The council's £1.1bn equal pay liability means the sale of assets such as the NEC are being considered, the BBC has claimed. MPs Jack Dromey, Lorely Burt and Gisela Stuart all interviewed. Brum's big Middle Earth festival is facing the […]

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Media Watch – Jan 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council urged to repay thousands of bus lane fines (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has been urged to follow the example of Colchester and pay back bus lane enforcement fines issued unfairly to motorists. The comments were made by Cllr Huxtable at the transport scrutiny committee £1.7m phase of bike […]

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Media Watch – Jan 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Spare room subsidy loophole (Sky News) Cllr John Cotton critical of the Government after it emerged that many people were wrongly identified as liable for the Spare Room Subsidy, commonly known as the bedroom tax. Bogus taxi drivers targeted in Birmingham (BBC) Inside Out joins the police and Birmingham City […]

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Media Watch – Jan 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Big families losing £400 a week in benefits after cap (The Times) Large families have been losing up to £400 a week since the introduction of the weekly benefit cap, according to DWP figures. Birmingham and Manchester named as the only two local councils outside London of the 20 most […]

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Media Watch – Jan 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Sir Albert interview re budget  (Pete Morgan Show, BBCWM) Ideas from the public on how we can save money.  This follows on from the webcast on Tuesday night when the public were invited to make suggestions on savings. Chinese back plan to reopen 170-year-old railway route (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, […]

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Media Watch – Jan 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Lord Mayor Elect: I'm honoured (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor has said he is 'honoured' and 'privileged' to have been chosen by colleagues to be the city's next Lord Mayor. Bordesley Green councillor Shafique Shah is set to take over as First Citizen in May. Tributes for 'Mr Harborne' 51 […]

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Media Watch – Jan 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories 'Benefits Street' (Channel 4, BBC WM, Birmingham Mail) City councillor John O'Shea is reported to be amongst viewers to complain about the Channel 4 documentary based on the lives of people living in James Turner Street in Winson Green. Cllr O'Shea is reported to have said “Channel 4 appear to […]

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