Media watch – 5 May

By on 05/05/2011 in Media Watch

Birmingham City Council Stories

Local elections and AV (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail and Post and other media)

Preview, predictions and coverage of today’s polling for local elections and AV referendum. Election Manager Robert Connelly featured on WM explaining the logistics of how the day and the polling stations.

Fees to care homes won’t be cut (Birmingham Post)

Social services said to have backed away from plan to cut fees paid to residential care home owners by 7 percent. Council claims a letter sent outlining need for cost reductions was misunderstand when home owners assumed there would automatically by a 7% cut applied to all.

Shadow mayor rethink urged (Birmingham Post)

Ministers have vowed to press ahead with plans for a shadow mayo rin Birmingham despite the city council calling on Government to rethink the plans which it is said to have told them are undemocratic.

Careers staff back on strike (Birmingham Mail)

About 100 Connexions workers whose jobs are threatened by cuts to the service stage protest outside the Council House.

Are you the face of modern Brum? (Birmingham Mail)

Hunt is on for a ‘Birmingham family’ to act as models for statue by Turner prize winning artists Gillian Warring which will be positioned outside the Library of Birmingham when it opens in 2013. In a project run by the IKON gallery and part funded by BCC a drop-in photobooth has been set up in the Pallasades for potential candidates to pose for a test shot, with websites and further photo sessions to be staged over the next 12 months.

New park scoured for WWII bombs (Birmingham Mail)

Speciliast contractors checking site of Eastside Park ahead of construction starting for unexploded WWII bombs.

Regional Headlines

Police officers from West Mids force forced to retire in cost cutting moves have been asked to come back to work as unpaid volunteers.

Police continue hunt for Birmingham businessman in connection with killings of Northampton family last Friday.

National Headlines

Local elections and AV referendum coverage

No release of Bin Laden pictures

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