MEDIA WATCH – AUGUST 11 (am)

By on 11/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Tories to freeze pay for town hall staff (The Times, Daily Mail, BBC news online) Tory councils are to freeze the pay of hundreds of thousands of town hall workers, it emerged yesterday. Birmingham and several London boroughs are threatening to impose a pay freeze instead- raising the threat of strikes. Stephen Hughes quoted.
Times link: 
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/public_sector/article6789345.ece

 

 £600m transformation of New Street Station set to begin next month (Birmingham Post, BBC Birmingham online) Workmen to arrive on site next month to begin first phase of regeneration called the New Street Gateway.

Cabbies in call for improved security after driver murder (Birmingham Post) Cab drivers have called fro new measures to protect themselves including security cameras, safety screens, a police hotline and a city-wide blacklist of violent customers.

Regional Headlines

The Serious Fraud Office will confirm on Tuesday whether it intends to launch a criminal probe into the collapse of MG Rover.

Four people are charged following disturbances during two rallies held in Birmingham’s city centre at the weekend.

National Headlines

The couple who caused the death of Baby Peter are identified for the first time, after a court order on their anonymity expired.

Alcohol is largely to blame for an “alarming” rise in the rate of oral cancers among men and women in their forties, say experts.

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