Media Watch – April 8

By on 08/04/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Join together for more cash - Miliband (Birmingham Mail) A West Midlands or 'Greater Birmingham' local authority would be eligible to bid for a share of £20 billion, Ed Miliband is to announce today in Birmingham

'Clean it Up' campaign tackling dog fouling (BBC WM) Officer Vikki Allwood interviewed about a new campaign to tackle dog fouling

Council 'did not give mum support' (BBC WM and BBC online) The Local Government Ombudsman has released a report criticising Birmingham City Council's level of support for a vulnerable teenager

School compensation payouts - (Telegraph, Metro, Star) Further coverage of FOI request into money paid out to staff and pupils injured at schools

Regional Headlines:

Brum makes top 10 UK tourist hotspots, just - Birmingham has just made it into the top 10 UK destinations for tourists

No new inquiry into pub bombings – There is to be no new investigation into the Birmingham Pub bombings, police say

Children's services: should government still provide them? - Birmingham referenced in Guardian article on children's social care, focusing on recent serious case reviews across the country

National Headlines:

Irish president in historic UK visit – An official state visit to the UK by the Republic of Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins – the first by an Irish head of state – is due to get under way

Scots independence 'cataclysmic for West' – Former secretary general of Nato, Lord Robertson, says Scottish independence would be cataclysmic for the West in an era of international turmoil

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