Media Watch – July 18

By on 18/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Ongoing widespread coverage of the Olympic training camps.

Tax discounts move to save council £5m (Birmingham Mail) Council tax discounts for second and empty homes and properties being renovated are being scrapped by cash-strapped Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham 'cannot afford' Government council tax cuts (localgov.co.uk, 24dash) Birmingham City Council has warned that forthcoming council tax cuts could force them to reduce the provision of services and benefits.

Top trainee teachers are set for Brum classrooms (Birmingham Mail) Some of the country’s top teaching talent is heading to Birmingham classrooms this September.

Hospital staff join loan sharks battle (Birmingham Mail) Emergency staff at a Birmingham hospital have joined the battle against the growing menace of loan sharks.

Archbishop calls for councils to lead the drive against inequality (Municipal Journal) Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has backed the living wage campaign recently adopted by Birmingham City Council.

Regional Headlines

Woman ‘murdered by pub worker’
A security guard staying at a Birmingham pub was abducted and murdered in 2004 by a man who worked there, a court hears.

Venues need ‘380 officers a day’
West Midlands forces are asked to provide 380 officers a day because of the shortfall left by G4S, says the police federation.

National Headlines

Husband charged over Rausing body
The husband of millionairess Eva Rausing is due in court later charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of her body.

UK launches £50bn investment plan
The government says it will underwrite £50bn of investment in infrastructure and exports to try to lift the economy.

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