Media Watch – September 26

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham to pilot adult social work scheme (West Midlands Housing News) Birmingham City Council’s cabinet is being asked to approve a scheme that will pilot a new type of adult social work practice in the city.

Six of the best (The Times) The Staffordshire Hoard named as one of the top artworks bought for the nation.

Half marathon still open (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s half marathon is set to be the biggest yet with more than 14,000 runners already taking part – and the deadline to enter extended.

Unhappy with a purchase? (Birmingham Mail) First of a weekly column from Birmingham City Council’s Director of Regulatory Services Jacqui Kennedy offering tips and news for consumers.

Green light for store to open longer (Birmingham Mail) Noise inspectors will be monitoring a supermarket to ensure its extended operating hours do not affect its elderly neighbours.

Families’ fury at ‘drug cafe’ (Birmingham Mail) A disused Birmingham pub is set to be turned into a cafe selling a hallucinogenic drug banned around the world.

Suburb tops for raising a family (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Margaret Waddington has welcomed the news that Sutton Coldfield has been named as one of the best places in the country to bring up children.

Regional Headlines

Six charged with terror offences
Six men are charged with terrorism offences, including a suspected suicide bombing campaign, following last week’s police operation in Birmingham.

Babies’ superbug went unreported
Four new born babies picked up a superbug while in hospital but the incident was not reported.

National Headlines

Balls vows to get tough on debt
Ed Balls’ Labour Party conference speech will include a pledge to spend any windfall from the sale of bank shares on paying off the UK’s national debt.

Prisoners’ wages to help crime victims
The wages of 500 prisoners who work in communities are to be cut and used to support victims of crime, the Ministry of Justice says.

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