Media Watch – Dec 5

By on 05/12/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

The wheel deal or just rubbish (Birmingham Mail) As the city prepares to swap black bags and recycling boxes for wheelie bins, councillors put forward their views for and against the scheme.

Park party after dark (Birmingham Mail) Tonight’s the night when Sir Albert Bore will trip the lights fantastic at Birmingham’s sparkling new £11.75 million city centre park.

Tory defends stance on green belt (Birmingham Mail) A Sutton Coldfield Conservative councillor (Cllr Anne Underwood) has dismissed claims they are out of step with the Tory Government over building on green belt land.

Shelforce jobs to be cut by Birmingham City Council (BBC Online, BBC WM, Birmingham Post, The Chamberlain Files) The majority of jobs at a Birmingham City Council-run factory employing people with learning disabilities are to be cut.

New nursing home approved for Sutton Coldfield (UK Over 50s Housing Weekly News, Work on a new home specialising in end of life care will begin in Sutton Coldfield in the new year.

Carillion seals £1.5bn Birmingham Green Deal job (Construction Enquirer) Carillion has signed a contract with Birmingham City Council to improve the energy and carbon efficiency of up to 60,000 homes.

Regional Headlines

Alcohol fire neighbour ‘jumps at noises’
More than a week on from a huge fire at a chemicals plant in the Black Country, residents are still coming to terms with what happened right outside their homes.

New year killers’ mums seek help
The families of two men jailed for murdering Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare seek help to try to clear their sons’ names.

National Headlines

Osborne rules out ‘miracle cure’
Chancellor George Osborne will tell MPs there is “no miracle cure” for the UK’s economic problems when he delivers his Autumn Statement later.

Level crossing crash girl dies
A four-year-old girl injured when a car was hit by a train on a level crossing in Nottinghamshire dies in hospital.

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