Media Watch – April 3

By on 03/04/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Taxi license fees increased (BBC WM) Head of licensing Chris Neville interviewed by Phil Upton.

Teens have their say on council cuts (Birmingham Mail) Education chiefs have vowed to back youth services in the city after 10,000 teens signed a petition against council cuts.

Brum gets stitched up for the Olympics (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) A Birmingham group of ‘guerilla knitters’ are planning an ambitious community project for the Olympics.

Library art could be clear for all to see (Birmingham Mail) A series of stunning stained glass windows showing Birmingham industrial scenes could be used in the Library of Birmingham.

Data to be shared on ‘troubled families’ (UK Authority Report) Councils (including BCC) are to share data with jobcentres as the key to government plans to turn around the lives of ‘troubled families’.

Freeing governed data to drive economic growth (UK Authority Report) The government commitment to transparency through world-leading releases of public data is driving economic growth, Francis Maude has said at a meeting for business leaders hosted by Digital Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

Riots plea father ‘punched man’
A man who won praise for his calmness in the aftermath of his son’s death during last year’s riots punched a man to the ground, a court hears.

Shakespeare play needs volunteers
Volunteers are sought for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar which features an all black cast.

National Headlines

Gove ‘wants new set of A-levels’
Education Secretary Michael Gove sends a letter to examinations regulator Ofqual in which he says universities should create a new set of A-levels.

Signs of UK economy ‘improving’
The UK economy has shown a few signs of improvement in the first three months of this year but is still weak, the British Chambers of Commerce says.

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