Media Watch – Aug 16

By on 16/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council faces extra £210m of cuts (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council will be forced to make savings of £825 million a year by 2017-£210 million more than expected, Councillor leader Sir Albert Bore revealed.

Exam triumph against all the odds (Birmingham Mail) Feature on A-level results from teens across B'ham schools. Cllr Brigid Jones, Cabinet member for children and family services, quoted.

IT blamed as citizen certificates are delayed. (The Municipal Journal) A piece about the Home Office failing to send councils citizenship certificates due to IT problems. Birmingham City Council and other council's have experienced delays.

BAM kick-start NIA revamp (FM World) An article regarding the £26 million redevelopment of Birmingham's National Indoor Arena. Under Birmingham City Council's Big City Plan redevelopment project the NIA will get new glass frontage.

Stop Loan Sharks winners announced (South West Housing News) The England Illegal Money Lending team, who work in partnership with Birmingham City Council's Trading Standards, will host the second annual Stop Loan Sharks awards. Tony Quigley, Head of the England Illegal Money Lending team, quoted.

Raising a toast to naturism (The Daily Telegraph) A piece highlighting the alcohol licence awarded to the Clover Spa & Hotel awarded by Birmingham City Council.

Regional Headlines

Staffordshire Hoard: Three-year touring exhibition begins
A three-year touring exhibition about the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard has been launched.

Tyseley alley shots: Man charged over firearms and drugs offences
A 34-year-old man has been charged after a shooting incident in Tyseley, Birmingham, police have said.
National Headlines
Egypt crisis: Defiant Muslim Brotherhood plans marches.
The Egyptian capital Cairo is poised for renewed protests as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi call for marches after Friday prayers.

Fracking firm scaling back operation at Balcombe.
Energy firm Cuadrilla has said it is scaling back work at an exploration site in West Sussex on police advice.


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