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Media Watch – Dec 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Budget cuts for city 'are unfair' (Birmingham Mail) The government is penalising Birmingham while authorities in the south-east prosper, Sir Albert Bore has said following the local government settlement Brum's obese children face health timebomb (Birmingham Mail) City health chiefs have highlighted a 'crisis' in childhood obesity gripping the city […]

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Media Watch – Dec 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Axe may fall on outsource deal, council boss admits (Birmingham Post) More coverage of recent story that the council is reviewing its contractual arrangements with Service Birmingham - with an end to the deal one of the options that could be considered. Cllr Ian Ward quoted. Bore: South East flourishing […]

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Media Watch – Dec 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Anger as city airport rejected for upgrade (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Angry business leaders accused a Government-backed inquiry of issuing a ‘sticking plaster’ report into UK air travel after rejecting the expansion of Birmingham airport. Sir Albert Bore quoted. The year government cuts changed the face of the welfare state (Guardian) […]

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Media Watch – Dec 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Handsworth leisure centre renamed after Nelson Mandela (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Handsworth leisure centre is to be renamed Nelson Mandela Health and Wellbeing Centre, officials said. Letter signals end for city's historic Fusiliers (Birmingham Mail) Deputy Lord Mayor of Birmingham City Council John Lines has received confirmation of the disbandment of […]

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Media Watch – Dec 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Neighbour from hell is given ASBI (Birmingham Mail) A man from Kings Norton has been given an anti-social behaviour injunction after Birmingham City Council took him to court Library's one in a million (Birmingham Mail) The Library of Birmingham has welcomed its one millionth visitor A shabby way to honour […]

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Media Watch – Dec 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham reforms children’s services after damning reports (Guardian) The largest local authority in the UK has announced “radical” reforms to the way it keeps children safe following severe criticism in a string of reviews into tragedies involving vulnerable youngsters. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted. Birmingham Children’s Services in £10m improvement plan […]

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Media Watch – Dec 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Children's services 'can still improve' (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Birmingham's beleaguered children's services CAN show signs of improvement when government inspectors visit next month, a meeting has heard. Quotes Cllr Brigid Jones. Construction firm invest in the city (Birmingham Mail) A construction company is investing in Birmingham by sponsoring the […]

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Media Watch – Dec 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Violent crime soars 13% (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of crime figures prepared for Birmingham Community Safety Partnership. Article claims Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho are crime “ghettos” responsible for a quarter of all offences in the city. Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Sharon Rowe quoted on behalf of West Midlands Police, saying […]

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Media Watch – Dec 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham budget consultation launched (Extensive local and national coverage) A package of budget cuts worth £87million and anticipated job losses of more than 1,000 have been announced as part of the council's plan to deal with central government funding reductions and growing pressure on resources, which will total £120million in […]

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Media Watch – Dec 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Baby-faced gang's reign of terror (Birmingham Mail) A gang of baby-faced thugs have been banned from two Birmingham neighbourhoods, following the issuing of anti-social behaviour injunctions based on a case put together by Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police. Cllr James McKay quoted Discussion of the case for Sutton […]

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