Media watch – April 19

By on 19/04/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:
Call centre sparks fresh council row (Birmingham Mail) An investigation into BCC’s £11million call centre found ‘numerous instances’ when customers had to phone back because their requests had not been dealt with, according to a report to a council scrutiny committee

Loan shark feature (Birmingham Mail) Double page feature on the BCC-based national illegal money lending team, including detailed interview with manager Tony Quigley

Allotment plan for ex-hospital (Birmingham Mail) Land has been set aside at the former Selly Oak hospital site for allotments. The news was welcomes by the council’s leisure scrutiny committee
Regional Headlines:
Discussion in increasing number of children in care across the region, though Birmingham cited as one place where the number has fallen (WM)

A man has died in a flat fire in Hodge Hill (BBC online)

Bank robbers who smashed their way through a wall have been jailed (BBC online)
National Headlines:
Road and rail audit after M1 fire

Aid workers promised Libya access

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