Media Watch – Feb 20

By on 20/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Surely I have the right to light… (Birmingham Mail) A woman has complained to the Local Government Ombudsman after houses were built near her home

Council in talks to save Capita print base and jobs (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council is to open talks with one of its major contractors over plans to expand its printing business, in a bid to stop the firm leaving the city.

City praised for foreign investment (Birmingham Post and Midlands Insider Daily) Birminghjam has been recognised as a leading European destination by foreign investors by an influential industry guide. Sir Albert Bore quoted

‘Birmingham Day’ to make most of firms (Birmingham Post) Small and specialist manufacturers will be showcased at the second Birmingham Day in the House of Commons

City’s free scheme is fit for purpose – Lord Coe (Birmingham Mail) Lord Coe has hailed the city’s Be Active scheme a major victory in the war on obesity. Cllr Steve Bedser quoted

Regional headlines

Police probe abusive voicemail claim – A police force apologises after two officers allegedly leave an abusive message on the phone of a woman who had made an assault allegation

Resign call for council cuts bosses – The leader of a council (Wolverhampton) which is axing 2,000 staff should resign, say opposition councillors

National headlines

Kiev truce frays ahead of EU talks – Anti-government protesters clash with police in Kiev as a truce agreed with the government and opposition leaders frays

‘Rise’ in children o adult wards – An increasing number of young people with mental health problems in England are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, it emerges

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