Media Watch – April 23

By on 23/04/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Worker sues city council over broken toilet seat (Birmingham Mail) Story first reported last November that an obese worker was awarded £1,750 compensation from Birmingham City Council - because a toilet seat buckled under his weight.

Labour pledge £7.20 an hour (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council workers will be guaranteed a minimum of £7.20 an hour if Labour seizes control of the authority next month.

By George… let’s celebrate (Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury) Coverage of Saturday’s St George’s Day celebrations in Birmingham.

90,000 at Brum’s big Vaisakhi mela (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Coverage of yesterday’s Vaisakhi mela in Handsworth Park.

A constant safety vigil (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy reveals the work being done to keep Brummie’s safe.

Red Pandas say hello to Birmingham (BRMB, B14 Kings Heath) Keepers are hoping romance will be in the air as the latest arrivals at Birmingham Nature Centre meet their public - and each other - this week. Keeper Les Basford interviewed.

We can be the Tolk of the town (Birmingham Mail) It may not be Middle Earth – but Birmingham tourism bosses are hoping to cash in on Hobbit-mania with a new attraction devoted to author JRR Tolkien.

£3.2m to repair vacant houses (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham has been given £3.2 million by the Government to deal with the scourge of thousands of homes lying empty in the city.

Regional Headlines

New £7m bus station opens doors
Stourbridge’s new £7m bus station opens to passengers following an 18-month building scheme.

Terror arrest trio granted bail
Three men from Birmingham arrested on terrorism-related charges have been bailed until June.

National Headlines

Fuel tanker dispute talks resume
Attempts to avert a strike by fuel tanker drivers will resume at the conciliation service, Acas, later.

Watchdog accused in care home row
The Care Quality Commission is being criticised for failing to take sufficient action after undercover filming showed an 80-year-old woman being slapped by a care worker.

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