Media Watch – Jan 8

By on 08/01/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Lord Mayor Elect: I'm honoured (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor has said he is 'honoured' and 'privileged' to have been chosen by colleagues to be the city's next Lord Mayor. Bordesley Green councillor Shafique Shah is set to take over as First Citizen in May.

Tributes for 'Mr Harborne' 51 years a councillor (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham politicians including Sir Albert Bore paid heartfelt tributes to former councillor Peter Hollingworth also known as Mr Harborne.  Sir Albert Bore quoted.

Battle to save our park keepers from the chop (Birmingham Mail) Campaigners have urged the public to speak up for Birmingham's park keepers and help save their jobs. Albert Bore warned of wholesale cuts from 2015.

Lord Mayor opens Sheldon Golf Club (Health Club management) Birmingham Lord Mayor, Mike Leddy, officially opened Heath Brook Golf Course, driving range, gym and clubhouse in Sheldon.

Comux switches on the local TV digital transmission network (Live 24 seven) Sir Albert Bore joined business figures for the launch of Comux UK local TV Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

Wolverhampton City Council stops spending to ‘prevent insolvency’
“Immediate action” needs to be taken at Wolverhampton City Council to stop it “becoming insolvent” the authority has said. The council said 1,400 jobs would go as part of £123m cuts over the next five years, with £31m of savings to be made before 2015.

Voters ‘should be required to show photo ID at elections’, says watchdog
Voters should be required to show photo ID at polling stations in areas including Walsall and Birmingham to lessen the risk of fraud, the Electoral Commission says.

National Headlines

Fatal US helicopter crash in Norfolk: Investigation starts
It is believed munitions were scattered over the marshland as the helicopter went down. Investigations have started into what caused a US Air Force helicopter to crash in Norfolk, killing all four people on board.

Child sex attackers among criminals not jailed
About 50% of criminals convicted of sex offences, violence and burglaries in England and Wales in 2012 were not sent to prison, it has emerged.

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