Media Watch – Jan 25

By on 25/01/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Ambitious plan for growth goes to the core (Municipal Journal) The new cabinet of core cities has urged PM David Cameron and the Government to join it in ‘an ambitious programme for jobs and growth’.

Outrage at binmen who won’t work in the snow (Daily Express) Inaccurate story claiming bin collections have been cancelled in Birmingham this week as a consequence of the snow and ice. In fact, though there has been an inevitable backlog, refuse collectors have worked all week.

Boxing club bid refused (Birmingham Mail) A bid to convert unused industrial units into a boxing gym for inner-city youngsters has been rejected by city councillors.

Flat nod puts pub in danger (Birmingham Mail) Planners have approved the construction of a flat despite fears it could spark the demise of one of Birmingham's best-known pubs (Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath).

Anger at council’s £800k bill (Birmingham Mail) Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council has been hit with a bill of more than £800,000 after employing outside help to file accounts the year it axed accounting staff.

‘The vitals’ battling through the snow in the West Midlands (BBC) Article looking at how the Midlands has coped with the snow and ice this week praises gritting efforts in Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

Girl ‘racially abused’ on street
An attack on a nine-year-old girl by a gang of boys is being treated as a racially aggravated crime, police say.

Community fuels soup kitchen
Businesses, residents, churches and agencies in Wolverhampton support a soup kitchen and food parcel project as demand grows.

National Headlines

Clegg: Capital spending cut wrong
The coalition made a mistake in cutting back capital spending when it came into office, Nick Clegg says, as the UK’s latest GDP figures are awaited.

More snow forecast for parts of UK
There are warnings of further snow for the UK on Friday, as the weather continues to cause disruption in parts of the country.

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