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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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Media Watch – Jan 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Green belt proposals spark protest march (Birmingham Mail) Scores of Sutton Coldfield residents staged a protest walk around threatened green belt land. The proposals are part of the council’s wider Birmingham Development Plan £40m tower 'must be cut down to size' (Birmingham Mail) City conservationists have called for a proposed 13-storey […]

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Media Watch – Jan 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council set to confirm chief (Birmingham Mail) The appointment of a new Birmingham City Council chief executive (Mark Rogers) is expected to be rubber-stamped in a public meeting next week. New homes win favour (Birmingham Mail) City planners are expected to approve the construction of 22 new affordable homes in […]

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Media Watch – Jan 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: New year honours for great and good of the Midlands (Birmingham Post) Includes Tapshum Pattni, assistant director, Adult Social Care, BCC, who has been awarded an MBE. Campaign for publication of council Capita contract (Birmingham Post) Academic David Bailey has launched a petition to allow the public to see Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – Dec 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Residents' anger at £600 bill for lights (Birmingham Mail) Story about three faulty streetlights which are not covered by the council's highways contract with Amey. Bartley Green councillor John Lines quoted as saying the only option is to ask residents to meet the cost but that couldn't be expected as […]

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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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