Media Watch – April 3

By on 03/04/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

How to get ahead … as a director of public health (Guardian) Changes to public health will increase the professional profile of public health and bring new career paths. Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, quoted.

Calls to widen crisis handout scheme for poor (Birmingham Mail) City council bosses have vowed to widen a crisis grant scheme for hard up families after it emerged handouts could only be spent in branches of Asda.

Wheelie bins keeping city litterbugs at bay (Birmingham Mail) The introduction of wheelie bins to six streets in a city suburb (Bournbrook) have led to a cleaner community.

We've done voucher deal with Asda, but it's not exclusive says council (Chamberlain Files) Cabinet social cohesion member seeks to head off criticism over crisis grants scheme. Cllr John Cotton quoted.

Cabinet split over council house 'rewards' scheme for workers (Chamberlain Files) The cabinet and Labour group of city councillors are split over whether to give preferential treatment to people on Birmingham's housing waiting list who are in work or involved in voluntary service. Cllr Steve Bedser quoted.

Regional Headlines

Boy struck by car named by police
A five-year-old boy who died after being struck by a car in Birmingham is named by police.

Birmingham gang film is released
A documentary film about the attempts by two warring gangs in Birmingham to bring peace to their neighbourhoods is released.

National Headlines

SSE fined record £10.5m by Ofgem
Energy supplier SSE is fined £10.5m by Ofgem for “prolonged and extensive” mis-selling, the regulator’s biggest ever fine for a supplier.

Fire deaths three to be sentenced
Mick and Mairead Philpott, along with their friend Paul Mosley, will be sentenced for the manslaughter of six children in a Derby house fire later.

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