Media Watch – April 1

By on 01/04/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Zip Textile Services expands thanks to Birmingham City Council funding (Birmingham Post) Tyseley-based Zip Textile Services, which provides commercial laundry service to the hospitality sector, has completed an 18,500 sq ft extension as part of an expansion programme which will also see the creation of 40 new jobs. Cllr Tahir Ali quoted

City councillors set for 40pc pay cut (Birmingham Post) Coverage of the independent remuneration panel’s latest recommendations for councillors’ allowances. A report is expected to go to full council this month (April)

Tree crushes car as gales wreak havoc (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) A driver was critically injured after suffering multiple injuries after his car was crushed by a tree. Tree surgeons from the city council helped with the rescue

Brum drivers ‘spending 74 hours a year stuck in traffic’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham drivers are facing increasing traffic misery according to a survey by a sat nav company

Regional Headlines:

Housing benefit decision unlawful – Sandwell council ‘discriminated’ against a couple in the handling of a housing benefits claim, a judicial review found

Attacked fan in specialist care unit – A Walsall football fan attacked after a match in Wolverhampton has been moved to a specialist care unit

National Headlines:

Nigeria’s Buhari hails poll victory –  The winner of Nigeria’s presidential poll, Muhammadu Buhari, has hailed his victory as a vote for change and proof the nation has embraced democracy

‘Progress’ in Iran nuclear talks – Progress has been made in talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, Russian and Iranian officials say


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