Media Watch – June 3

By on 03/06/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City bin rounds every '2 weeks' (Birmingham Mail)
Paper claims collections to become fortnightly and charges introduced for bulky waste collections as part of £12m cuts package. Report dismissed:

Former Brum Lord Mayor dies, aged 92 (Birmingham Mail)
Albert Jackson. Mayor of Birmingham 1976-77 has passed away.

Green belt homes plans binned (Birmingham Post)
Plans to build 400,000 new homes in West Midlands green belt can be ignored, Eric Pickles, Local Government Secretary, advises councils.

The man to shake up city's care of children (Birmingham Post)
In-depth interview with Cllr Len Clark regarding new role looking after vulnerable children. Pledges to improve department and take tough decisions.

Council spins £3m web failure (Birmingham Post)
Post analyses independent report into Council's website highlighting the apparent lack of day-to-day management, unrealistic deadlines, DDA compliance. It does though say Glyn Evans and Cllr Tysley have acted to keep project on track and in budget.

 Regional Headlines

 Edgbaston to be transformed into world-class tennis venue

Brinsford youth prison safety criticised
A youth prison near Wolverhampton must do more to protect inmates, according to a report.

Aston Villa FC and contractors fined over worker fall
Aston Villa FC has been fined after a workman fell through a roof at its training ground.

 National Headlines

Widespread coverage of Cumbria shootings as injured are treated in hospital

IPCC to publish report on Rachel Nickell’s death
Rachel Nickell was stabbed 49 times as she walked with her son The police watchdog is publishing a report into claims officers failed to detain a rapist who went on to kill Rachel Nickell.

Gaza activists receive enthusiastic welcome in Turkey
Turkish planes carrying hundreds of activists from the Gaza-bound aid flotilla intercepted by Israeli forces have arrived in Istanbul from Israel.

Mayor Boris Johnson targets Parliament Square protests
The Mayor of London is taking legal action to remove peace protesters camping in Parliament Square.

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