Media Watch – April 17

By on 17/04/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Mapping the impact of welfare reforms in Birmingham (Free Radio, 24Dash) Birmingham organisations dealing with the impact of the Government's welfare reforms have drawn-up a map identifying crisis support for people affected across the city. Cllr John Cotton interviewed.

Backbench bid to unseat Bore as city leader (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) A Birmingham councillor (Cllr John Clancy) is making a new bid to topple Sir Albert Bore as the leader of the local authority.

Council to lower flag for Thatcher funeral (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council will fly the city’s official flag at half-mast today as a mark of respect during the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.

Apology for soldier’s mum told to pay £14-a-week bedroom tax (Birmingham Mail) Shocked Quinton woman got council demand after Government U-turn exempting families of armed forces.

Colin Povey: “Our business plan is seen as robust and workable by our auditors, the city council and the ECB.”(Birmingham Mail) Colin Povey is confident Warwickshire will continue to defy the doubters and make a success of their Pavilion End development after activating a 'repayment holiday' clause in their £20million loan from Birmingham City Council.

Homes for Birmingham (Housing) The leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, joined residents to celebrate the opening of a development of affordable family homes in Nechells, Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

Woman dead and five injured in fire
NEWA woman dies, a teenage girl suffers 70% burns to her body and four others are injured in a house fire in Birmingham.

Fingerprint scanners results out
Mobile fingerprint scanners help West Midlands Police to identify more than 2,200 people on the spot since August, figures reveal.

National Headlines

Security tight for Thatcher funeral
Thousands of police are on duty as world dignitaries gather in London for the funeral of former UK Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.

Boston Marathon: Silent tribute planned for London run
There will be a 30-second silence at the start of the London Marathon on Sunday, and runners will be given a black ribbon to wear, organisers say.

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