Tag: UK

Media Watch – May 7

By on 07/05/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Garden tax outcry over council ‘Gestapo’ tactics (Birmingham Mail) Cllr John Lines has accused council binmen of behaving ‘like the Gestapo’ to stop families sneaking grass cuttings into their rubbish bags. In fact there has been no new clampdown. Cllr James McKay explained: “We have never allowed garden waste to […]

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Media Watch – April 28

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Continued widespread national and local coverage of the Trojan Horse investigations, including: Trojan Horse hotline now in operation http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2014/04/trojan-horse-review-how-to-submit-information/ Vaisakhi celebrations in Birmingham 2014 (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Thousands of people took part in the annual Vaisakhi celebrations in Handsworth Park in Birmingham. Here are a selection of photographs from the day. […]

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Media Watch – April 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Trojan Horse latest coverage (The Guardian, Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, BBCWM, BBC web, Mail Online UK, Free Radio, Evening Standard web) Stories include confirmation by Sir Albert Bore of names of schools inspected, Sir Albert Bore's criticism of Ofsted leaks and interview with head of Ninestiles. Eastside plans for HS2 […]

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Media Watch – April 8

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Join together for more cash - Miliband (Birmingham Mail) A West Midlands or 'Greater Birmingham' local authority would be eligible to bid for a share of £20 billion, Ed Miliband is to announce today in Birmingham 'Clean it Up' campaign tackling dog fouling (BBC WM) Officer Vikki Allwood interviewed about […]

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Raise cigarette tax but use the cash to help people quit

By on 12/03/2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, reflects on calls for an inflation busting tax rise on cigarettes. Q) Is higher taxation the way to end the UK’s ongoing deadly relationship with cigarettes? A) It could certainly help – especially if we spend the additional money sensibly. To mark No Smoking Day, 80 leading UK health […]

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New push to raise stroke awareness

By on 10/03/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Stroke kills - But anyone can be a lifesaver if they understand the symptoms of stroke and the urgent need to act quickly. Health bosses in Birmingham are backing a new push to raise awareness of stroke symptoms using a simple four-step assessment: FAST Face - Has their face fallen on one side? Can they […]

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Lord Coe report hails Be Active

By on 18/02/2014 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's award winning Be Active scheme was singled out in a major report by Olympic chief Lord Coe as he launched a campaign to get the UK more physically active. The scheme, offering free access to a wide range of physical activities across Birmingham, was singled out as an example of best practice in the […]

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Media Watch – Feb 14

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Jewellery Quarter set for £2m boost (Birmingham Mail) Sixteen buildings in the Jewellery Quarter could be renovated if the famous Birmingham district wins a £2 million funding boost.  Quotes Sir Albert Bore. Thousands hit by 'bedroom tax' error (National Housing News) A loophole in the law means people who have […]

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Media Watch – Jan 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council row over Hoard gold plans (Birmingham Mail) A new row has broken out over the Staffordshire Hoard – around 1,000 years after the treasure trove was buried in the Midland soil. Cadbury kids’ farm, is facing council’s act (Birmingham Mail) A kids’ farm (Mount Pleasant School Farm) with links […]

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Wheelie bin purchase – the facts

By on 21/01/2014 in Blog, Cllr McKay with 0 Comments

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, blogs with an update on the plans to roll out wheelie bins to households across Birmingham… Ever since we announced the plan to modernise Birmingham's refuse collection system by introducing wheelie bins, I have often been asked about where we are buying them […]

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