Media Watch – Jan 21

By on 21/01/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council chiefs give OK to new home for wholesale markets (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have rubber-stamped the relocation of Birmingham Wholesale Markets ending a three-year saga over their future. Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward quoted.

Council plans £1.5m Women’s Enterprise Centre for Sparkbrook (BBC Online) A £1.5m centre designed to get more women involved in business is due to be approved by Birmingham councillors.

£15m business boost for city (Birmingham Mail) City councillors have approved £15 million funding to kick start businesses looking to set up and create jobs in Birmingham's City Centre Enterprise Zone.  Cllr Tahir Ali, cabinet member for development, jobs and skills quoted.

Airport money gives boost to leisure budget (Birmingham Mail) A 5million black hole in Birmingham's leisure services budget has been filled after the council scooped a windfall from its shares in Birmingham airport.

Senior council officer set to leave (Birmingham Mail) One of the most senior officers at Birmingham City Council, Mark Barrow, is stepping down as part of top-level restructure that will see a new chief executive, Mark Rogers, brought on board.

Regional Headlines
HM Prison Oakwood: Ambulance called nearly every day
Ambulances were called to England’s largest prison, the privately run Oakwood, more than twice as often as any similar jail last year

Steve Evans: cancer victim’s hospice donations soar – A hospice appeal set up in memory of cancer patient Steve Evans whose inserts on Richard Bacon’s 5 Live show won him many followers, has raised more than £5,000.

National Headlines
Lord Rennard row: Harassment claim woman hints at action
A woman who says she was harassed by former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard has refused to rule out taking legal action against him.

MPs to quiz energy bosses over Christmas power cuts
Bosses of UK energy distribution companies are to be questioned by MPs about power cuts over the Christmas period.


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