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Media Watch – Feb 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Sneaky finers (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham transport chiefs have erected new bus lane signs – days before a traffic watchdog rules on the controversial scheme. Call for a masterplan as parking war erupts (Birmingham Mail) A parking masterplan must be drawn up for Edgbaston and Selly Oak in the wake of […]

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Media Watch – Feb 6

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Top Birmingham City Council stories City speed cameras switched back on (Birmingham Post) Motorists are set to face fixed speed cameras again, less than a year after they were switched off. Police and crime commissioner Bob Jones has ordered a pilot trial of new, cheaper digital cameras Cameron joins deperate battle to save Dunlop Motorsport […]

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Media Watch – Feb 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Dunlop decided to leave Birmingham ‘months ago’ (widespread coverage) The leader of Birmingham City Council has accused tyre maker Dunlop of reaching a decision to close its Erdington factory “months ago”. Sir Albert Bore said the firm had been “less than transparent” about its intentions despite the council’s efforts to […]

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Media Watch – Feb 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Dunlop tyre making could leave Birmingham (widespread coverage) Sir Albert Bore urging Dunlop to reconsider the decision to move tyre production away from Birmingham, putting more than 240 jobs at risk. Birmingham A38 summer tunnel closure dates announced (widespread coverage) Two tunnels on the A38 in central Birmingham will close […]

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Media Watch – Feb 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Children paid £190,000 for school injuries (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has paid almost £190,000 to school children – including £12,000 to one who was hit by a golf club, Bard works on display (The Independent, i, BBC) The public will have a rare opportunity to see one of William […]

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Media Watch – Jan 31

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Transport boss: bus lane scheme is within the law (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's bus lane scheme is legal, the city's transport boss Cllr Tahir Ali has claimed. Cllr Ali said: “We believe the signs are within the law. An independent traffic adjudicator has requested information before he makes a decision on […]

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Media Watch – Jan 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Cricket (The Daily Telegraph, Birmingham Post) Warwickshire made a loss of £2.4 million last year despite enjoying a repayment holiday on the £20 million loan they took out from Birmingham City Council. 10 poorest areas hit hardest by Tory cuts ( The Daily Mirror) Britain's 10 worst-off areas will suffer […]

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Media Watch – Jan 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council worker wins unfair dismissal case (Birmingham Mail) Coverage from an Employment Tribunal, which ruled that a council worker who was sacked after being accused of keeping a vulnerable pregnant woman in a rehabilitation centre against her will, and failing to arrange medical help for another, was unfairly dismissed. The […]

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Media Watch – Jan 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Tackling the misery caused by alcohol misuse (Midlands Today, BBC WM) Director of Public Health Dr Adrian Phillips interviewed about measures that can be taken in Birmingham to reduce problem drinking. Dr Phillips also urged the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. How Birmingham City Council used […]

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Media Watch – Jan 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council row over Hoard gold plans (Birmingham Mail) A new row has broken out over the Staffordshire Hoard – around 1,000 years after the treasure trove was buried in the Midland soil. Cadbury kids’ farm, is facing council’s act (Birmingham Mail) A kids’ farm (Mount Pleasant School Farm) with links […]

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