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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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Media Watch – Jan 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Four libraries facing axe in £2m city cuts package (Birmingham Mail) Four of Birmingham's libraries face closure as part of a £2million package of cuts to the service. District committee chairman and chairwomen met with senior officers to consider budget proposals. A final decision is due next month. Online Firm […]

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Media Watch – Jan 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Government to reassess funding for Second City (Birmingham Post) The Government has agreed to re-examine how Birmingham is funded after a crunch meeting with a cross party delegation of MPs and politicians for the city council Council plan to ban filming of meetings is blocked (Birmingham Post) Ministers have warned […]

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Media Watch – Jan 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Germans bag Brum wheelie bins order (Birmingham Mail) The Germans are to make 3,000 large wheelie bins for BCC - but the remaining 99.7 per cent of the council's new bins will be made in the UK Families' anguish as babies' organs kept for 15 years (Birmingham Mail and ITV […]

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Media Watch – Jan 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council chiefs give OK to new home for wholesale markets (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have rubber-stamped the relocation of Birmingham Wholesale Markets ending a three-year saga over their future. Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward quoted. Council plans £1.5m Women’s Enterprise Centre for Sparkbrook (BBC Online) A £1.5m […]

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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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