Media Watch – Feb 19

By on 19/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

U-turn over benefits tips (Birmingham Mail) Red-faced council managers have admitted they made a mistake in ordering neighbourhood office staff not to give face-to-face benefit and council tax advice.

Birmingham Year Of Science aims to showcase the city as a UK science hub (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is set to become the flagship city for science with a number of major events this year. Sir Albert Bore quoted.

Housing benefit ‘spare room’ rebates for 3,000 in West Midlands (BBC) At least 3,000 tenants in the West Midlands are set to be eligible for rebates after having benefits wrongly cut because they have extra bedrooms.

Straight signs dotted lines on bin contract (Materials Recycling Week) Leeds-based Bin manufacturer Straight has signed a £1.4m deal with Birmingham City Council to supply 300,000 wheeled bins between May 2014 and November 2015.

Brum commits to dual stream (Materials Recycling Week) Birmingham City Council is confident it will meet the terms of the Waste Framework Directive as it committed to a dual-stream commingled collection system.

Regional Headlines

Council to axe 2,000 jobs amid cuts
Wolverhampton City Council says it is shedding up to 2,000 jobs because budget cuts are ‘worse than previously thought’.

Thousands interested in police jobs
More than 10,000 people have an expressed an interest in becoming a West Midlands Police officer.

National Headlines

Welfare reform offers hope, says PM
David Cameron says welfare reform is at the heart of his “moral mission”, after the Archbishop of Westminster labelled it a “disgrace”.

Two-year-old found in street dies
A two-year-old girl dies and a woman is in a critical condition after they were discovered unconscious in a Bradford street.

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