Media Watch – Jan 24

By on 24/01/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Four libraries facing axe in £2m city cuts package (Birmingham Mail) Four of Birmingham's libraries face closure as part of a £2million package of cuts to the service. District committee chairman and chairwomen met with senior officers to consider budget proposals. A final decision is due next month.
Online Firm found CEO (Birmingham Mail) The traditional use of expensive headhunters to recruit Birmingham City Council's new Chief Executive Mark Rogers was ditched in favour of an online service.

Regional Headlines
Birmingham riots: Dozens call police after TV appeal. Eight people have identified themselves to police after a Crimewatch appeal for information about an English Defence League (EDL) rally in Birmingham.

Winson Green staff offered £500 to go to HMP Oakwood
Staff at Winson Green prison in Birmingham are being offered £500 bonuses plus expenses to work at HMP Oakwood for a month, a union has said.

National Headlines

Derby fire deaths: Philpott killings ‘not predictable’. The deaths of six children in a Derby house fire “could not have been predicted or prevented”, a serious case review has concluded.

UK pay rising in real terms, says coalition. Most British workers have seen their take-home pay rise in real terms in the past year, the government claims.


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