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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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Media Watch – Nov 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Armed heist at German Market (Birmingham Mail) Two Frankfurt Christmas Market workers had a “substantial amount of cash” taken from them during a robbery on Saturday night. The employees were targeted at the Suffolk Street car park in the city centre. 20 is Plenty phone-in (BBC WM) Cllr James McKay […]

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Media Watch – Nov 25

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Top Birmingham City council stories: Salary bill for supply teachers at £20m a year (Birmingham Mail) Spending on supply teachers by cash-strapped Birmingham schools rocketed to more than £20 million a year City transport vision lacks ambition, says watchdog (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s 20-year transport vision lacks ambition and should include the development of a wide […]

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Media Watch – Nov 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Bore wants income tax for Brum (Birmingham Mail) Council leader Sir Albert Bore is calling for a new Birmingham income tax to help provide better healthcare, transport and support for the unemployed in the city. Legal highs are ‘Russian roulette’ says drugs expert (Birmingham Mail) Public Health Birmingham’s Ricky Bhandal […]

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Media Watch – Nov 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories £6.8m science hub to create 600 city jobs (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) Details of a biomedical hub run by the University of Birmingham have been announced. Council Leader Sir Albert Bore quoted as backing the plans. Failing firms named (Morning Star) A new report from Unison has been published, […]

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Media Watch – Nov 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Hard-up Birmingham families to get council Visa card (Birmingham Mail) Hard-up families who turn to the city council for emergency help will be given pre-paid Visa Debit cards from mid-December. UKIP launches petition against Birmingham’s new ‘life-saving’ 20mph speed limit (Birmingham Mail) Minority party claims restrictions will impact on businesses, […]

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