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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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Media Watch – Oct 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham cabbie Toheed Mirza gets £540 of driving fines in a week (Birmingham Mail) Toheed Mirza caught out by bus lane changes on Priory Queensway, which cabbies previously used to ferry passengers to the city's law courts. City transport boss Coun Tahir Ali (Lab, Nechells) said the enforcement began in […]

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Media Watch – Oct 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: City leader: We’re sorry over the death of Keanu (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Council leader Sir Albert Bore has issued a public apology for the poor performance on children’s social services and vowed to put in the resources necessary to secure improvement. Quotes Sir Albert Bore and Cllr Brigid […]

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Media Watch – Oct 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Adult Social Care report (BBC WM) Calls for shake-up of adult social care across the country, following report commissioned by University of Birmingham and council. Cllr Bedser interviewed, discussed similar issues set out in council's recent green paper on the future of Adults and Community Services in the city. Fair […]

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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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