Media Watch – July 10

By on 10/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Councillor hits out at road repairs (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s £2.7 billion road repairs contractor has been accused by Cllr Reg Corns of cutting corners on pavement repairs which do not last.

Birmingham Tenants Will Benefit From Green Upgrades (greenbuildingpress.co.uk) Birmingham residents are to benefit from funding to make their homes warmer, greener and cheaper to heat thanks to a scheme which will see green upgrades carried out at nearly 300 council properties in the city.

London 2012: Usain Bolt in Birmingham floral display (BBC) A wicker figure of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in his famous victory pose is one of several floral displays in Birmingham city centre to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Chamber backs Sir Albert’s plan to revitalise city (Chamberlink) Birmingham Chamber Group has been in close contact with new Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore as he spelt out his priorities for the city.

Trident part funding housing benefit officer (West Midlands Housing News) Trident Group is part-funding a member of the housing benefit team in Birmingham City Council in a bid to support its residents and ensure their claims are handled as efficiently as possible.

Regional Headlines

Three men facing terror charges
Three men from Birmingham are charged with terrorism offences after a series of raids last week by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

Businessmen jailed for £34m fraud
Two men are jailed for carrying out a £34m tax and VAT fraud by laundering cash through the construction industry.

National Headlines

PC shooting suspect’s car found
A car used by a man suspected of shooting dead off-duty policeman Ian Dibell is found in the Essex town where he was killed.

Apologise to Balls, Osborne urged
Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom says the chancellor should apologise to Ed Balls for saying he had “questions to answer” over the Libor scandal.

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