Media Watch – Feb 8

By on 08/02/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

£35 per year 'tax on grass' (B'ham Mail) Birmingham residents are facing a £35 per year charge to have grass cuttings and hedge trimmings collected as officials struggle to chop more than £100 million off the budget.

Knockout blow for boxing club (B'ham Mail) A boxing club in Sutton may be forced to throw in the towel after Birmingham City Council significantly raised its rent.

Birmingham City Council has to save £615m (BBC B'ham) Up to 1,000 jobs are likely to be cut by Birmingham City Council over two years under a £102m savings plan.

Regional Headlines
Durham Oriental Museum artefact theft
Two Walsall men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle.  The two stole ancient artefacts during a raid at Durham University’s Oriental Museum.

Repairing the ‘M6 of the waterways’
More than 80m underneath Dudley town centre, a major engineering feat is taking place.

National Headlines
Horsemeat tests ordered on beef products
Food retailers have been told to carry out tests on all processed beef products after some Findus lasagnes were found to contain 100% horsemeat.

MPs criticise disability benefits tests
MPs have criticised the test being used to see whether people claiming disability benefits are fit to work.


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