Media Watch – August 18

By on 18/08/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Councils’ data breaches top 450 in 4 years (Birmingham Mail) Councils in the West Midlands have lost or disclosed the public’s sensitive data more than 450 times. Sandwell council had the highest level with 187 incidents, with Birmingham last-but-one at 7.

The axe falls on our trees (Guardian) An article looking at trees and books that references the city council’s ‘pause’ on new book purchases and the dispute with Amey

Regional Headlines:

Jaguar worker injured by car body – A Jaguar Land Rover worker has been injured when a car’s body shell fell on him on the production line

National Headlines:

Bangkok bomb ‘worst ever’ – PM – Thailand’s prime minister says a suspect is being investigated following yesterday’s bombing of a Bangkok shrine

Call to punish GPs over antibiotics – ‘Soft touch’ and ‘hazardous’ doctors should be disciplined for prescribing too many antibiotics, a leading NHS figure has said



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