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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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Media Watch – Nov 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Children's Services discussion (BBC WM)  Cllr Brigid Jones, cabinet member children and family Services, appeared on the Adrian Goldberg show, discussing issues around the future of children's services in the city.  Boiler firm walks away from deal (Birmingham Mail) Morrison Ltd has sub-contracted the rest of its five-year deal to […]

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Media Watch – Nov 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories City strikes athletics gold (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is celebrating after being named as hosts for the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championship - securing a £20m boost to the region. Deputy Leader Cllr Ward quoted  Chaos as council website crippled by cyber-attacks (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's state-of-the-art £3m website, run […]

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Media Watch – Nov 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Peter Hay on Children's Services and Ofsted (Interviewed on BBC WM Breakfast show and Radio 4, covered on BBC national online) All triggered by tonight's programme on Radio 4 - The Report - which looks in-depth at social work in Birmingham. NEC sale on cards as council's equal pay bill […]

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Media Watch – Nov 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Can we stop smoking? (Guardian) Feature on government plans to reduce the number of smokers, including comments from Cllr Steve Bedser on Birmingham City Council's public health role Bedroom tax aid runs out by Christmas (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of Birmingham residents face 'an unhappy Christmas' because of housing benefit cuts, […]

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Media Watch – Nov 12

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Criminal family evicted after their dog bit off a policeman's nose during ten year reign of terror (Daily Mirror) The O'Brien family have been evicted after being taken to court by Birmingham City Council Sing While You Work - Birmingham City Council was the featured choir in last night's episode […]

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Media Watch – Nov 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Family from hell booted out at last (B'ham Mail) Double-page-spread and front-page-lead on the O'Brien family who carried out terrifying crimes from their five-bedroom council house have been asked to leave.  Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City quoted. Brum crowds unite to honour fallen […]

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Media Watch – Nov 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham shifts gear with cycle plan (Financial Times) Coverage of the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan green paper. Sir Albert Bore quoted. Children's services budget protected (B'ham Mail) Birmingham's children services budget is to be protected in a bid to turn around the ailing department's fortunes.  The £147m pot will be […]

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Media Watch – Nov 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Carmageddon – Solar-powered buses unveiled in city’s 25-year vision to beat traffic gridlock (B'ham Mail, Birmingham Post) How Brum plans to create rapid transport network.  Quotes Sir Albert Bore. Army unit is reunited with plaque (B'ham Mail) Army veterans have been reunited with their prized commemorative plaque which they thought […]

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