Media Watch- 21 January (PM)

By on 21/01/2010 in News

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Tweet pothole woe to council (Birmingham Mail) Commuters are being urged to go online and tweet their pothole problems direct to city road repair teams. Cllr Len Gregory quoted.

Next Stop Wembley! (Express and Star) BCC congratulates Aston Villa on making it to the league cup final.

Social worker is struck off (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham social worker accused of threatening her landlords' children and covering up theft and fraud convictions had been stuck off.

Council debt £2.4bn (Birmingham Mail) Debt at BCC on course to hit a record £2.4 billion, according to new figures. Corporate director of resources, Paul Dransfield quoted.

9,000 new jobs for Birmingham by 2015 (Birmingham Mail Jobs) The City Council-led body responsible for promoting Birmingham on the national and international stage has been awarded a £1.5 million funding boost and told to use the additional money to create 9,000 jobs by 2015. Council assistant development director Jack Glonek quoted.

£31M bonus for business (Birmingham Mail) A £31 million New Year nest-egg to breathe new life into business launched by BCC is on offer for firms struggling against the recession. Cllr Neville Summerfield quoted.

Want a great night out for people of all ages? Head to Birmingham - it's official. (BBC WM Ed Doolan) Director of Regulatory Services Jacqui Kennedy explains that the city has been awarded 'purple flag' status in a new scheme being launched nationwide. The flag recognises cities that offer a real mix of things to do in the evening like arts and music venues, restaurants, shopping, as well as pubs and clubs.

Continued coverage of Kyrah Ishaq trial

Regional Headlines

Villa on way to Wembley

£24M in health cuts planned

One child who was previously healthy has died from swine flu in the West Midlands, a Freedom of Information request reveals.

National Headlines

The government says spending on counter-terror projects in Pakistan is rising – but not by as much as it wanted.

One of two boys attacked by brothers in Edlington told the younger victim to “leave him to die”, a court hears.

British film An Education is battling Avatar and The Hurt Locker with eight nominations each at the Bafta Film Awards.


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