Media Watch – August 14

By on 14/08/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham CC pays £110,057 in claims (PublicService.co.uk) Birmingham City Council is reported to have paid out £110,057 to teachers and other school staff as compensation for discriminating against them - including their age, race, disability and religion.

NEC group suffers £20m losses (Birmingham Mail) The NEC Group saw annual losses soar to over £20 million after being hit by a slump in major artists touring.

‘Faces’ of new library given tour (Birmingham Mail) Sixteen of the 26 people chosen to promote and represent Birmingham’s new £190 million library were treated to a guided tour of the fast-developing building.

Walk and learn in the park (Birmingham Mail) Learn more about the history of Sutton Park during a guided walk.

Regional Headlines

Paralympic torch on show at store
An official Paralympic torch is seen at a Birmingham city centre store in the build up to the torch relay.

M6 reopens after horsebox crash
A section of the M6 in the West Midlands is reopened after a crash involving a horsebox, a lorry and a van.

National Headlines

Rail fares set for sharp increase
The amount by which rail fares could rise from January will be revealed later, with some commuters set for rises of more than double the rate of inflation.

Mail-shot call before police vote
The PM is urged to give candidates in upcoming elections for police and crime commissioners in England and Wales a state-funded mail-shot.

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