Media Watch – Feb 20

By on 20/02/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

New Brum library’s photo archives ‘still at risk’ claim (Birmingham Mail) The Library of Birmingham’s renowned photographic archives remain at risk despite a council U-turn on proposed budget cuts, it has been claimed.  Quotes director of the Library of Birmingham, Brian Gambles.

HME wins BIP funding for DT drive (Midlands Insider Daily) A Midlands manufacturer of design and technology equipment has won a five-figure cash injection from the Business Innovation Programme (managed by Birmingham City Council).

‘Take ownership of improvements’ Brum is told (The Municipal Journal) Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers has urged his authority to take ownership of implementing its improvement plan.  Quotes Mark Rogers.

Regional Headlines:

Woman bailed after terror arrest - A woman arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences is released on bail.

Council leader’s Twitter suspended – The leader of Sandwell Council’s Twitter account is suspended temporarily.

Draining of canal at Gas Street in Birmingham delayed – The work, on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal stretch between the Mailbox and Gas Street Basin, is taking place because water is leaking close to a railway line.

National Headlines:

Eurozone set for vital Greece talks – Eurozone finance ministers are preparing for a crunch meeting in Brussels to try to solve the crisis over Greece’s bail-out.

UK and Europe ‘badly misread Russia’ - Britain and European diplomats are accused by peers in the House of Lords of a “catastrophic misreading” of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to Ukraine crisis.

US and UK ‘hacked Sim card firm’ – US and British spies illegally hacked a top Sim card firm to steal codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.

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