Media Watch – April 23

By on 23/04/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham plans £17m bid for 'cycling revolution' ( A bid for £17m of Government funding to transform cycling provision in Birmingham is being put before the city council's cabinet today.

A Green Deal in action (Local Government News) As the Green Deal begins to take effect; the Birmingham Energy Savers scheme is an example of how community work is driving the strategy forward.

Birmingham apprenticeship schemes go mobile with Midland Heart app (West Midlands Housing News) Midland Heart is driving forward plans to tackle youth unemployment in Birmingham through launching a web-based mobile application for business to access apprenticeship information at the touch of a button.

Lord Mayors take to the rooftop in charity abseil (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s current and next Lord Mayors will take the plunge down a city centre department store this weekend to raise money for charity.

‘Pointless’ spires for NIA backed (Birmingham Mail) Three bright spires set to rise above Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena have been described as ‘pointless phallic spikes’ by a city planner (Cllr Barry Henley).

90,000 set for Sikh celebrations in city (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of Sikhs are set to gather in Birmingham for Europe’s biggest Vaisakhi celebrations this weekend.

Regional Headlines

Campaigners leave Gypsy protest camp
Protesters say leaving the site of their camp at an illegal Gypsy camp in the West Midlands marks the end of a challenging time for the village.

Man jailed for killing sister-in-law
A man is jailed for 10 years for killing his sister-in-law who died after an argument at his West Midlands home.

National Headlines

Treasury queries Scots currency pact
The case for an independent Scotland retaining the pound in a currency pact with the rest of the UK is not clear, according to Treasury analysis.

Race row councillor remarks probed
Comments by a former Tory councillor about children from ethnic minorities are being looked into by Sussex Police.

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