Media Watch – Dec 17

By on 17/12/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham needs to get the basics right (Guardian) Article from Sir Bob Kerslake reflecting on the publication of his report into governance at Birmingham City Council.

Our hospitals could run out of beds (Birmingham Mail) Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, quoted in article looking at winter pressures on Birmingham hospitals.

2014: the good, the bad and the cuts still to come (Guardian) Article looking at council cuts referencing job losses at Birmingham City Council and proposed cuts to the opening times at the Library of Birmingham.

Paradise Circus work to start next month (Midlands Insider Daily) The first phase of the development, led by joint-venture company Paradise Circus Limited Partnership (PCLP), a partnership between Birmingham City Council and BT Pension Scheme, will include major demolition work and infrastructure changes around the 17-acre site in the city centre.

10 activities throughout the UK to help get you in the holiday spirit (Daily Mail) Feature looking at Christmas attractions highlights Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market.

Natasha Trevis murder: agencies missed chances to intervene – report (Guardian, BBC) The murder of a young mother-of-three who was stabbed to death by her abusive partner could have been prevented if child protection agencies had listened to and acted on her fears and concerns, a report has concluded.

Sexually exploited girl is pregnant (BBC, Mirror, Daily Mail, Telegraph) A teenage sexual exploitation victim – whom 10 men were banned from contacting last month – is pregnant, a judge’s ruling has revealed.

Regional Headlines

Police criticised for secrecy bid over sex grooming gang
Revealed: Faces of the gang which groomed vulnerable girls for sex, as West Midlands Police refuse to disclose official photographs despite judge’s criticism

Ex-paramedic pleads guilty after Walsall Manor Hospital death
A former paramedic has admitted failing in his duty after the death of a man who collapsed outside a hospital.

National Headlines

First female bishop to be announced
The Church of England is expected to name its first female bishop, just a month after the historic change to its rules.

UK Iraq abuse inquiry to report
A long-running public inquiry into alleged abuse carried out by British soldiers in Iraq is due to report later.

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