Media Watch – April 9

By on 09/04/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Blow for drivers in bus lane fine refund battle (Birmingham Mail) There is still little prospect of thousands of wrongly fined motorists getting a refund after driving in poorly signposted Birmingham bus lanes, it has been revealed.

Birmingham bedroom tax subsidy ‘may run out in 2015′ (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham welfare chief (Cllr John Cotton) is warning council and social housing tenants that they may not get extra help to pay the bedroom tax next year following Government cuts.

MPs unite in call for 'school plot' inquiry (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s ten MPs have united to demand Education Secretary Michael Gove launch a full inquiry into claims that extremists conspired to take over city schools.

Birmingham City Council ‘did not give mum support’ (BBC) The mother of a teenage boy with special needs did not receive support despite asking a council for help, an ombudsman has ruled.

Ed Miliband: Labour will use English devolution to rebalance UK growth (Guardian) Speaking in Birmingham, party leader says a Labour government would use economic devolution to bring prosperity to city and county regions.

Regional Headlines

McGuinness ‘has blood on his hands
‘The sister of a woman killed in the Birmingham pub bombings calls for Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to be arrested.

Canal silt dredging scheme starts
A two-year project to dredge sections of several canals in the West Midlands gets under way.

National Headlines

Miller quits as culture secretary
Maria Miller resigns as culture secretary, Downing Street says, following a row over her expenses.

Migrant benefits curbs extended
New rules that limit EU migrants’ access to out-of-work benefits will be extended to child welfare payments, the government announces.

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