Media Watch – Feb 14

By on 14/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Jewellery Quarter set for £2m boost (Birmingham Mail) Sixteen buildings in the Jewellery Quarter could be renovated if the famous Birmingham district wins a £2 million funding boost.  Quotes Sir Albert Bore.

Thousands hit by 'bedroom tax' error (National Housing News) A loophole in the law means people who have claimed housing benefit and lived in the same property since 1996 should not have been asked to pay the bedroom tax.  Mentions Birmingham.

Regional headlines

Benefits Street residents in court – Four “Benefits Street” residents appear in court over drug offences after raids on James Turner Street in Birmingham.

Row over latest ‘plebgate’ leak – Tory MP David Davis dismisses claims a leaked police email strengthens the case against Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell in the continuing “plebgate” saga.

Roads closed after tower glass fall – Roads around a tower block remain closed after strong winds cause glass to fall from Walsall’s tallest building.

National headlines

Stormy weather returns to sodden UK – Snow, rain and wind are returning to the UK as engineers work to reconnect more than 16,000 properties still without electricity following Wednesday’s hurricane-force winds

Pension system ‘is not working’  – The UK pensions system is not working, the City watchdog has concluded after a review into the “disorderly” annuities market

Mass evacuation in Indonesia as Java volcano erupts – Thousands of people are evacuating their homes in Indonesia after a volcano erupted in east Java.

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