Media Watch – Jan 22

By on 22/01/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Germans bag Brum wheelie bins order (Birmingham Mail) The Germans are to make 3,000 large wheelie bins for BCC - but the remaining 99.7 per cent of the council's new bins will be made in the UK

Families' anguish as babies' organs kept for 15 years (Birmingham Mail and ITV online) The organs of four babies were kept in  Birmingham morgue for up to 15 years. A council spokesperson said officers have visited the families to discuss what they wish to do now

Green businesses can pick up slice of £7.5m Euro cash (Birmingham Mail) Cutting-edge green businesses in the West Midlands can get a boost from a new European funding grant. Cllr Tahir Ali said it will make a huge difference to the local and economic economy

NEC could be sold off to pay UGAI fees (Classic Car Buyer) Birmingham city council could be forced to sell off major assets to pay legal claims totalling over £1 billion, including the National Exhibition Centre – the venue for the UK’s largest classic car event, the Classic Motor Show, plus many other motoring and restoration related shows

Increase in personal debt (BBC WM) Cllr John Cotton interviewed about help available for people in debt, including Birmingham’s Fair Money Manifesto and the Fair Money Campaign

Regional Headlines:

Crimewatch bid to track down violent protesters - Detectives will appear on Crimewatch  tonight in a bid to track down 50 demonstrators involved in clashes at an EDL rally in  Birmingham

£180m fund to help young find work – Over £100m of lottery funding is set aside to help young people who have been out of employment, education or training for more than a year

National Headlines:

Syria peace talks open in Montreux – The Geneva II peace conference, aimed at finding a political solution to Syria’s three-year conflict, begins in the Swiss town of Montreux

Police storm Kiev protest barricades – At least one person is killed in clashes in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, as police begin dismantling the site of an anti-government protest

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