Media Watch – February 22

By on 22/02/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City heroes in housing help (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) Servicemen and women leaving the armed forces to start a new life in Birmingham are to be given help in buying their first home.

Government to announce clampdown on car clampers (BBC WM) Birmingham City Council’s Vir Ahluwalia interviewed by Phil Upton.

Supermarket opens after 10-year fight (Birmingham Mail) A controversial supermarket has finally opened ten years after store giants Tesco won planning permission for the scheme.

Freedom of the city (Housing) As the country’s largest council landlord, the city of Birmingham was forced to operate in some restricted circumstances but it proved it could deliver the goods all the same.

Urban retrofit scoops global prize (Housing) A major green retrofit programme has scooped Birmingham international recognition as a world leader in the field for efforts to tackle climate change.

Regional Headlines

Steam narrowboat in jubilee fleet
The world’s only surviving steam powered narrowboat, owned by a Dudley museum, is chosen to represent Staffordshire in the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

Carers targeted in armed robbery

Two carers and a disabled man are threatened in an armed robbery at a home in Birmingham.

National Headlines

Fox calling for business tax cuts
Former defence secretary Liam Fox, as well as business leaders, urge the chancellor to cut taxes to boost British business in next month’s Budget.

Government contractor fraud probe

Four people have been questioned over allegations of fraud while they worked at government contractor A4e, Thames Valley Police say.

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