Media Watch – July 11

By on 11/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

‘We’re not welcome at police meetings’ (Birmingham Mail) Members of the public are being actively discouraged from attending neighbourhood police meetings as cuts in funding bite, it has been claimed. The council’s new crime and community safety watchdog committee heard that neighbourhood policing meetings are now only open to councillors and a couple of hand-picked residents.

Birmingham City Council secures £1.3 million for green housing scheme (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s pioneering scheme to cut household fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions has been awarded an extra £1.3 million European Investment Bank funding.

Phoenix night (PGA Professional) Article looking at the plans to rebuild Pype Hayes Golf Club clubhouse.

Energy project helps tenants save on household bills (West Midlands Housing News) Birmingham City Council has teamed up with Keepmoat to carry out green improvements on 267 council homes in the Bartley Green and Quinton area of the city.

Regional Headlines

Terror charges for three more men
Three more men from the West Midlands are charged with terrorism offences following a series of arrests last week.

Mum walks miles before home birth
A hospital investigates after a woman gives birth on her bathroom floor hours after walking five miles home because she had been discharged.

National Headlines

Social care funding clarity urged
The government is setting out its White Paper on social care later, amid calls for greater clarity on how it plans to fund the system in England.

Biggest Tory rebellion over Lords
Tory opponents inflict the coalition’s biggest rebellion yet in the vote on House of Lords reform – with Lib Dems warning of future “consequences”.

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