Media watch – March 6

By on 06/03/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

WM – Birmingham City Council is hoping to encourage adoption and fostering among same sex-couples. A member of the recruitment team and a man who, along with his partner, has adopted through BCC were interviewed

WM – Cllr John Cotton talking about the impact of the ‘bedroom tax’ in Birmingham

Box on! Club saved from rent rise KO (Birmingham Mail) A boxing club faced with closure after a rent rise from BCC will continue after both sides reached an agreement

Class war! (Birmingham Mail) Two schools that have shared the same building have become embroiled in a complex dispute over access to the heating thermostat, kitchen and burglar alarm, one (Wilkes Green junior) decided to covert to an academy. The conversion has been put on hold until agreement is reached

Regional Headlines:

Jaguar to create 700 jobs at plant (BBC online) Jaguar Land Rover invests an extra £150m in its new engine plant in the West Midlands

Murder trial hears from soldiers (BBC online) A soldier from Birmingham was one of two who came face to face with gunmen outside their Antrim base, a murder trial has heard

National Headlines:

Child sex abuse policy shake-up – An overhaul of the way police and prosecutors deal with alleged sexual offences against children is to be announced by the director of public prosecutions.

Payday lenders face restrictions -Stricter rules to govern the behaviour of high-cost, short-term lenders are expected to be announced later by the government.

Nurse regulator ‘not good enough’ – The regulator for nurses and midwives is still not doing enough to protect patients properly, MPs are warning.

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