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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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Media Watch – Dec 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Anger as two tower blocks set to be spared bulldozer (Birmingham Mail) Two Birmingham tower blocks are set to be saved from the bulldozer - enraging residents who voted to have them pulled down A council spokesman said the Energy Companies Obligation programme was a key part in the decision […]

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Media Watch – Dec 5

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Top Birmingham City council Stories: Busker told by council to keep the noise down (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham busker has been rapped by the council - for singing too loudly. Quotes council spokesperson. Call for mum-of-eight's bus lane fines to be ripped up (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor has spoken up for Birmingham mother-of-eight Marie […]

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Media Watch – Dec 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: MP backing for 20mph speed limits in Brum (Birmingham Mail) Steve McCabe MP has backed the city council's plan to introduce 20mph speed limits on residential roads Grotto victim of council spending cuts (Birmingham Mail and BBC online) A family is unhappy that there is no Santa's Grotto at Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – Dec 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Scratch and sniff cards to tackle home cannabis farms (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail, 24 Dash) In a new bid to tackle council tenants who grow cannabis in their homes, Birmingham City Council has issued local residents with scratch and sniff cards to identify the smell of cannabis so it can […]

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Media Watch – Dec 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Social Fund underspend (BBC Sunday Politics) Misleading report claiming £7 million of Birmingham City Council’s Local Welfare fund remains unspent. In fact the total Birmingham pot for 2013-14 was £6.1 million, of which almost £2.9 million has already been used to help vulnerable people. Full analysis here: http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2013/11/local-welfare-provision-in-birmingham/ Birmingham City […]

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Media Watch – Nov 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Friends of the Earth praises city for pledge to cut carbon output (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Friends of the Earth has praised senior city councillors for reinforcing the pledge to cut carbon emissions by 60 per cent. Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe & Smart City quoted. £36m […]

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Media Watch – Nov 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Nine swimming pools and sports centres set to close (Birmingham Mail) But it's not all gloom. As part of overhaul, six new pools and leisure centres will be built at a cost of £36 million. Others will be transferred to private sector operators, local schools or community groups, all under […]

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