Media Watch – July 17

By on 17/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council tax bombshell for city poor (BBC Midlands Today, Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, BBC Online, Chamberlain Files) Some of Birmingham’s poorest families could face a £200 council tax benefit bombshell after the latest round of Government cuts were announced. Sir Albert Bore quoted and Cllr Ian Ward interviewed.

City welcomes Olympic athletes (BBC Midlands Today, BBC Online, Birmingham Mail) Cllr Ian Ward interviewed as USA and Jamaican athletes arrive in the city for pre-Olympic training camps.

City museums merger boss to remain in post (Birmingham Mail) The former Tory councillor (Len Clark) who steered Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Thinktank science museum through their recent merger will stay on as chairman of the organisation.

Regional Headlines

Jail for body under floor killer
A man is jailed for life for murder after hiding his girlfriend’s body under the floorboards at his Birmingham home.

Woman charged with canal murder
A woman is charged with murder after a body is found on a canal towpath in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

Olympic security boss to face MPs
The G4S chief executive will go before a committee of MPs later to explain why his firm said it would not be able to provide the Olympic security staff it had promised.

Murder probe over family deaths
Police launch a murder inquiry after finding the bodies of a father and his three children but reveal they are not looking for anyone else.

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