Media Watch – Dec 16

By on 16/12/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Neighbour from hell is given ASBI (Birmingham Mail) A man from Kings Norton has been given an anti-social behaviour injunction after Birmingham City Council took him to court

Library's one in a million (Birmingham Mail) The Library of Birmingham has welcomed its one millionth visitor

A shabby way to honour Mandela? (Birmingham Mail) Complaints about the book of condolence for Nelson Mandela. A Birmingham City Council spokesman said: “Identical books of condolence were used following previous notable deaths. The book on display is not the final version of the book of condolence as it is always necessary to remove unsuitable or offensive comments from such books before they are properly bound and presented.”

A tale of two city markets (Birmingham Mail) Feature looking at the German Christmas markets in Birmingham and Manchester

City may axe £120m services contracts (Sunday Mercury) Birmingham City Council is considering tearing up contracts with an out-sourcing giant worth £120m a year in a bid to stave off austerity cuts

Regional Headlines:

Man arrested over hit-and-run death – A man, 22, dies after being struck by a hit-and-run driver outside a pub in Birmingham City Centre, police say

Ambulance helicopter flights restart – All three helicopters used by the Midlands Air Ambulance are back in service after they were grounded due to safety fears

National Headlines:

Modern slavery bill to be published – Draft anti-slavery legislation proposing to bring in tougher sentences for human traffickers is set to be published, the Home Office says

MPs condemn BBC pay-off 'cronyism' – MPs condemn “cronyism” at a “dysfunctional” BBC which they say led to executives getting larger pay-offs than they deserved

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