Media Watch – July 1

By on 01/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Joy as deal saves Birmingham's historic outdoor market (Birmingham Mail) A deal to guarantee the future of Birmingham's historic retail markets has been agreed by traders and council bosses.

City planners slam Sainsbury’s ‘swindle’ (Birmingham Mail) Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has been accused of trying to pull a ‘swindle’ by reneging on plans to restore an historic stretch of Birmingham canal. See video footage from the Planning Committee here: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/107494

Eight staff suspended at city council nursery (Birmingham Mail) Eight employees at a Birmingham City Council-run nursery have been suspended after a probe was launched. The staff members at Highfield Children's Centre in Saltley were suspended by the local authority last month.

Let’s stop being dogged by irresponsible owners (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy looks at the problem of dog fouling and stray dogs in Birmingham.

Start small and keep it simple (Local Government Chronicle) Birmingham City Council Chief Executive, Stephen Hughes looks at ways to improve the lives of residents while meeting the challenges of spending reductions.

Grounds for concern (Sunday Mercury) Fearful Blues fans have issued Birmingham City Council with their plans to safeguard the future of St Andrew’s.

Regional Headlines

Firefighters tackle ‘largest blaze’
About 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material and a factory are ablaze in “the biggest fire the West Midlands has seen”.

School’s letters after abuse charge
A school in Birmingham (Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary) sends letters to reassure parents about children’s safety after a teacher is charged with sexual offences.

National Headlines

Cameron ‘can’t stop MPs’ pay rise
‘The prime minister has been warned by advisers that he will not be able to block proposals for a big increase in MPs’ salaries.

Dead mum ‘told police of sex attack’
A mother-of-two who was found “brutally murdered” at her home had previously reported her former partner for a “serious sexual offence”, police say.

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