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Media Watch – Jan 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Legal chief leads panel to decide on council fate (Birmingham Post) Jon Crabtree is to chair a group charting Birmingham City Council’s progress following the publication of Sir Bob Kerslake’s report in December. Social workers urged to make their home in Birmingham (BBC WM, ITV Central) Coverage of Birmingham City […]

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Media Watch – Sept 15

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Woman guilty of 'Right to Buy' scam (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham woman who claimed a £46,000 discount to buy her council home, while living in a second home, has narrowly avoided being jailed. Quotes Cllr Ian Ward. £36m shake-up of leisure facilities is given green light (Birmingham Mail and BBC […]

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Media Watch – June 5

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: Further analysis of the Trojan Horse allegations prior to official publication by Ofsted of inspections of 21 schools, including on-going issues between Michael Gove and Teresa May (Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Birmingham Mail, BBC) The Guardian quotes Andy Howell, the city's head of education in the 1990s, saying the local authority […]

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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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Media Watch – April 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: New autism campaign launched in Birmingham (BBC WM) Jon Tomlinson interviewed about a new campaign  to highlight the issue of Autism in adults in Birmingham Poll boost for plan as 80% back 20mph (Birmingham Mail) Nearly 80 per cent of people think 20mph speed limits should be the norm, around […]

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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 – Aug 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Pedal power to the people (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, national BBC, ITV Central) Extensive coverage of today’s announcement that Birmingham has secured £17m of government funding for a cycling revolution. Cllr McKay quoted Still shocked by the crimes rogues commit (Birmingham Mail) Interview with trading standards officer Hannah Davies about […]

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Media Watch – Aug 7

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories £1.3m plan to end residents' 25-year battle (Birmingham Mail) A 25 year battle over noise and parking at a Minworth industrial park may soon be over, thanks to a £1.32m investment. Cllr Barrie quoted. New Moseley bid for Billesley stand (Birmingham Mail) Moseley Rugby Club have confirmed they have submitted […]

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Media Watch – June 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: New billboards are £1.3m box office bonanza (Birmingham Mail) The first of Birmingham’s money-spinning electronic billboards have been unveiled over Broad Street. Cllr Ian Ward said substantial revenue can be generated from assets in prime locations City care home bosses call for back-pay on fees (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham care home […]

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Media Watch – April 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham council, fights to prevent cuts (Guardian) The leader of Birmingham city council says entire services face the axe, yet Eric Pickles refuses to negotiate. Sir Albert Bore quoted. Food banks: ‘It’s immoral but we have to support people’ (Guardian) Welfare reform will have a […]

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