Media Watch – Jan 15

By on 15/01/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

High-speed rail ‘could cost Brum £25m’ (Birmingham Mail) The high-speed rail link from Birmingham to London could cost Brum a £25 million jobs bonanza, councillors claimed.

Birmingham social worker off sick for ten years (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham social worker has been off sick for nearly a decade after being locked in legal battles with Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham given £78 million to tackle obesity, drug abuse and sexual health (Birmingham Mail) Health chiefs in Birmingham have welcomed a £78 million Government cash boost to tackle obesity, drug abuse and sexual health. The money has been allocated to the city's Public Health team which will be run by the council from April.

Residents’ anger at council email error (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has apologised to more than 30 residents who had their contact details shared with each other after complaining to the planning department.

Big guns facing snub over taxes (Birmingham Mail) Companies who avoid paying UK tax may soon find themselves at a disadvantage when bidding for contracts from Birmingham City Council, it has been revealed.

Regional Headlines

Station unveils concourse plans
Birmingham New Street station passengers will “switch” to using half of the new concourse in April as work progresses.

Man charged over pedestrian punch
A 25-year-old man is due in court after a pedestrian was attacked, leaving him in a critical condition in hospital.

National Headlines

‘Historic’ breast cancer drug move
Women in England and Wales with a strong family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication on the NHS for the first time.

HMV chain to appoint administrator
Troubled music and DVD retailer HMV, which began trading in 1921, announces it is to appoint an administrator, putting about 4,350 jobs in jeopardy.

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