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Media Watch – Oct 25

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Birmingham Vitamin D scheme wins national praise (widespread coverage) A scheme commissioned by Public Health Birmingham, offering free vitamin D supplements to all children, has halved the number of cases of rickets in the city. Street lights road safety worries (Birmingham Mail) Safety campaigners concerned as senior councillors consider turning […]

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Media Watch – Oct 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Birmingham Community Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment  (Birmingham Mail) Further coverage of data contained within the BCSP report – Road deaths and serious casualties, ethnicity of school students and unemployment rates. Anger as clinical waste piles up outside home (Birmingham Mail) Parents of a disabled child are demanding answers after Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – Oct 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: City’s shame as risk of death rises for victims of domestic violence (Birmingham Mail) Police recorded 23 domestic violence murders in Birmingham min the last three years, according to a report delivered to the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership. The report also looks at female genital mutilation and forced marriages Ex-councillor […]

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Media Watch – Oct 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Labour back estate plan (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Labour leadership was accused of being ‘vindictive’ after councillors backed a plan to build up to 6,000 homes on green belt. 20mph city speed limit finds support (Birmingham Mail, ITV News, BBC) A leading road safety campaign group has backed Birmingham City Council’s […]

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Media Watch – Oct 21

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories City council begins consultation over 20mph speed limit (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) The proposals will affect 90 per cent of the city's road network and see residential streets given the 20mph limit Widespread coverage of the Bupa Great Birmingham Run. New look at the city’s sexual health offer (Birmingham Mail) […]

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Media Watch – Oct 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Exam results scrapped over 'cheat' claims (Birmingham Mail) The Department for Education announced the summer tests for 11-year-olds at Regents Park Community Primary had been 'annulled'. Council digs in heels to secure store cash deal (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a new Sainsbury store, shops and Life Sciences medical research campus […]

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Media Watch – Oct 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Clean up after your customers or be fined, council to tell firms (Birmingham Post) Birmingham businesses could be asked to take a greater responsibility for clearing up litter. Cllr James Mckay quoted Council boss hits out at Ofsted’s ‘savage’ report (Birmingham Mail and Post) Birmingham’s leader has hit back after […]

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Media Watch – Oct 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Wilshaw’s tough message on child protection services (widespread coverage) “Manifestly and palpably weak” leadership and a high turnover of directors are undermining efforts to improve children’s services in England, says Ofsted’s chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. There are 20 local authorities rated as inadequate for protecting children. Sir Michael branded […]

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Media Watch – Oct 15

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Council pools could become privately-run (Birmingham Mail) Up to seven council-run swimming pools could be rebuilt and handed over to private contractors to operate as part of the effort to head off a £3million annual funding shortfall. Reference made to Stechford Cascades after Yardley District Committee backed a plan to […]

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Media Watch – Oct 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Clampdown on council tax discount fraud (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham and Sandwell councils have launched a crackdown on what they believe are 'thousands' of people fraudulently claiming tax discounts. Mike Olley tries to block fourth lap-dancing club opening on Broad Street (Birmingham Mail) BID manager objects to Paradise Club application for […]

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