Media Watch – Jan 22 (am)

By on 22/01/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Warwickshire restaurant owner fined for dumping curry in Birmingham (Birmingham Post online) A Warwickshire restaurant owner has been fined for fly-tipping leftover curry in Birmingham.
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Moseley RFC given go-ahead for Billesley Common stadium upgrade (Birmingham Post online) Plans for a new 5000-seat stand and modern facilities at Moseley Rugby Club in Birmingham have been approved by planners.

‘Tweet potholes’ appeal launched  (BBC online)
Birmingham council are asking motorists to let them know about potholes via micro-blogging site Twitter.
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Birmingham hospital claims council owes £500,000 in bed blocking row (Birmingham Post online) Birmingham’s biggest NHS hospital is taking on the city council in a bitter row over alleged unpaid debts.

Entry cameras ‘breach data protection (Yorkshire Post) A council was accused of putting its tenants’ safety at risk yesterday after threatening to switch off intercom security cameras due to data protection laws.

Coventry leaves city region project (Local Government Chronicle) Birmingham City Council leader Mike Whitby pledged to go ahead with its city region plans after Coventry City Council left the partnership.

Agents of change (Municipal Journal) Cllr Alan Rudge writes about Birmingham City Council’s pioneering change agents’ programme -a people-centric approach to providing specialist consultancy skills.

Unlocking the potential (Municipal Journal) Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for HR, Cllr Rudge, describes how the council’s latest HR initiative Talent Net helps unlock the potential of staff at all levels.

Regional Headlines

Khyra mother’s ‘lack of emotion’ 
A paramedic has told a court the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after allegedly being starved to death showed “little emotion”.

Murdered woman ‘failed’ by West Midlands Police 
West Midlands Police failed a woman whose former partner stabbed her to death, a watchdog has said.

Boy in hospital after Wolverhampton shooting 
A 16-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after a shooting in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

Gordon Brown ‘to face Iraq Inquiry before election’ 
Gordon Brown will give evidence to the Iraq Inquiry before the general election.

David Cameron accuses Labour of ‘moral failure’ 
Conservative leader David Cameron is to accuse Labour of “moral failure” and presiding over a country in both economic and social recession.

UK rescuers end search for Haiti earthquake survivors 
A team of British rescuers are returning from earthquake-hit Haiti after spending a week searching through the rubble for survivors.

Barack Obama bank plans ‘in accordance’ with UK’s 
President Barack Obama’s plans for US banks are “very much in accordance” with the direction Labour is setting, City Minister Lord Myners has said.

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