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Media Watch – Oct 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Plain packaging and Stoptober (WM) Cllr Steve Bedser interviewed about his support for the plain packaging of cigarettes. 11,000 in Birmingham chasing 75 one-bedroom council flats (Birmingham Mail) The Labour-run council says the figures revealed the misery inflicted on the needy by the Government's controversial “bedroom tax”. Falling masonry fear […]

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Media Watch – Oct 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham Victims’ Charter launched (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail) Victims’ Champion Cllr Jess Phillips interviewed about the launch of Birmingham’s Victims’ Charter. Councillors reject plans for troubled teen school in Erdington office block (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s planning committee asked developers for more information on the proposal. Historic Wholesale Markets […]

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Media Watch – Oct 4

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Keanu Williams serious case review – widespread national and regional coverage of the publication of Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board’s serious case review into the death of Keanu Williams Headteacher quits as SATs results probed (Birmingham Mail) A headteacher and her deputy have resigned at an ‘outstanding’ Birmingham primary school, amid […]

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Media Watch – Oct 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham Fair Finance provides alternative to illegal and high interest lenders (BBC WM) As part of a campaign against illegal money lenders and legal high interest lenders, a new loans service launches in Birmingham next week. Cllr John Cotton interviewed. Lawn and order (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham pensioner has vowed […]

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Media Watch – Oct 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Whistleblower campaign to expose abuse of the elderly (B'ham Mail) Birmingham City Council is re-launching its Eyes and Ears campaign created to urge workers in care homes and hospitals to expose abuse of the elderly and disabled. City campaign smashes target (Business Insider) Birmingham City Council and other partners have […]

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Media Watch – Sept 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories 'Fears of strikes' racked up £890m equal-pay bill (Birmingham Mail) City Council Chief Executive Stephen Hughes says that an effort to avoid prolonged industrial action by refuse collectors has contributed to the council's equal pay bill, after certain bonuses were maintained after strikes in 2008. Cutswatch 2013 (Daily Mirror) Feature […]

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Media Watch – Sep 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Charities urge rethink over ban on city's 'chuggers' (B'ham Mail) Birmingham's licensing chief has vowed to plough on with a by-law to ban 'chuggers'. The Institute of Fundraisers has written an open letter to Birmingham City Council. Violence erupts at 1p a drink club (B'ham Mail) A nightclub offering drinks […]

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Media Watch – Sep 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Sutton plans ‘breakaway’ referendum (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) A referendum over the political future of Sutton Coldfield could be triggered when a 10,000-name petition is presented to the city council early next month. Mike is magic on two wheels (Birmingham Mail) South and City college Birmingham principal Mike Hopkins took […]

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Media Watch – Sept 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Stabbings spark knife crime talks (Birmingham Mail) The council's Social Cohesion and Community Safety Committee is set to discuss the recent knife-related deaths in the city. Daisy, 100, to open up new bridge (Birmingham Mail) Local resident Daisy Glen, aged 100, will officially open the new Dogpool Lane bridge in […]

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Media Watch – Sept 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Teachers vote for action over ‘threatening’ pupil (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) Teachers have voted for industrial action after a pupil kicked out for allegedly threatening classmates with a knife at Saltley school was allowed to return Extensive 20mph zones considered (BBC online) Speed limits of 20mph could be introduced […]

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