Media Watch – April 21

By on 21/04/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham City Council children’s services gets more social workers (BBC) Extra social workers and new IT systems are to be introduced in a bid to improve children’s social care in Birmingham.

Tributes to former Lord Mayor Michael Wilkes (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Birmingham’s council cabinet held a minute silence in memory of former Lord Mayor Michael Wilkes who died on Friday.

Woman’s £75k payout as council house falls apart (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham woman who sued after her former council house began to fall apart after she bought it has won almost £75,000 damages.

10 year master-plan unveiled for Birmingham (Property Investor News) A 10 year master-plan has been unveiled by Birmingham City Council for the comprehensive redevelopment of part of the city centre.

Birmingham gears up for a revolution (Local Transport Today) The Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) is a multi-faceted strategy that has identified 63km of infrastructure improvements both along main corridors and parallel routes.

Regional Headlines

Two charged with murder of Sheriff Mbye in Birmingham
Two men have been charged with murdering a teenager during a fight in Birmingham.

Extra community midwives ‘needed’ across Wolverhampton
There is a shortage of community midwives across Wolverhampton, according to the chief executive of the city’s New Cross Hospital.

National Headlines

Continued widespread election coverage

Eloise Parry ‘diet pills’ inquest to open in Shrewsbury
An inquest into the death of a student thought to have taken “highly toxic” diet pills bought online is due to open.

Payday lender Wonga reports £37.3m loss for 2014
Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company.


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