Media Watch – Feb 3

By on 03/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Children paid £190,000 for school injuries (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has paid almost £190,000 to school children – including £12,000 to one who was hit by a golf club,

Bard works on display (The Independent, i, BBC) The public will have a rare opportunity to see one of William Shakespeare’s first published collections on display at the Library of Birmingham on 5 April.

‘Poor’ council deal to be published (BBC) Details of a multi-million pound outsourcing deal are to be published by Birmingham City Council after pressure from campaigners.

Councils failing to change misleading bus lane signs (BBC) Some councils are refusing to change misleading signs on roads warning people not to drive into bus lanes – despite motorists successfully appealing against fines.

Polling station ID ‘needed in Birmingham’ (BBC) Voters should be required to show ID at polling stations, the elections watchdog has said.

Birmingham Library website ‘cost more than £1m’ (BBC) A council has said it is reviewing its £120m a year contract with Capita, after it was revealed the service company charged more than £1m to build the new Library of Birmingham website.

Dunlop Motorsport to look at 12 sites after crisis talks to protect 300 Birmingham jobs (Birmingham Mail) Crisis talks to secure the future of Dunlop Motorsport in Birmingham and protect 300 jobs have seen the company agree to consider 12 new possible sites.

Regional Headlines

Plan for £1m arch in Chinese quarter
Campaigners in Birmingham launch an appeal to build a £1m arch at the entrance to the city’s Chinese quarter.

Birmingham flatmate stabbing suspect detained
A man suspected of stabbing his flatmate to death has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

National Headlines

Gove warned not to rely on ‘yes men’
Education Secretary Michael Gove is warned by a former Ofsted chief inspector to engage with critics and not surround himself only with “yes men”.

Flood choice over ‘town or country
‘There is “no bottomless purse” for flood defences, forcing “difficult choices” about what to protect including whether to choose “town or country”, says the Environment Agency chairman.

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