Media Watch – Jan 14

By on 14/01/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Revealed: the real risk to our kids (Birmingham Mail) Article about ‘on-street’ profiles of sex offenders, referencing Birmingham City Council’s recent scrutiny report into child sexual exploitation

Governors insist it’s business as usual at ‘affair’ probe school (Birmingham Mail) Governors at a school at the centre of a council probe have told parents it is business as usual

NEC Group set to be sold for price tag up to £300m (Birmingham Mail) The NEC Group is set to be sold to Lloyds Bank for up to £300 million

Axed staff rehired by councils in £5b spree (Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail) Local councils are rehiring staff they have recently made redundant on a £5b spending spree on agency staff and consultants. BCC referred to as having spent the most on agency staff, however article does not clarify that the city council cannot rehire anyone within one or three years, depending on the circumstances

Pushing ahead on all fronts Times) Article on latest Stonewall workplace equality index, referencing Birmingham City Council at joint 59th

Regional Headlines:

Former Wolves owner Jack Hayward dies – Former Wolves owner Sir Jack Hayward dies at the age of 91, the Championship club have announced

Fox commentator’s £500 hospital gift – A US terrorism commentator who called Birmingham a “Muslim-only city” where non-Muslims “don’t go” donates £500 to the city’s children’s hospital

National Headlines:

Leaders warn PM over TV debates – The Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP leaders warn David Cameron they want to press ahead with general election TV debates even if he refuses to take part

Rush to buy new Charlie Hebdo issue – Demand is high in France for the new edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, a week after the deadly attack on its office

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