Media Watch – July 22 (am)

By on 22/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Staff cannot see the wood for the trees in council's 'efficiency drive' (Birmingham Post) Glyn Evans tells audit committee  he will embark on a  new drive to sell the business transformation programme to senior officers and councillors, as he accepted some staff could not see the point of the project, and there had been problems with paperwork and communications channels.  Cllr Rice and Cllr Tilsley quoted.

Soldiers to parade through city (Birmingham Post) Radio WM, BRMB 150 soldiers from the 26th Royal Artillery will parade from Victoria Square (11.25 a.m.) as they receive Freedom of the City.

Bankruptcy forces Respect councillor to stand down (Birmingham Post) City Councillor Nahim Khan (Respect) has resigned due to personal financial difficulties.

Time for Clive to regenerate (Birmingham Post) Paul Dale speculates on the reasons for Clive Dutton  moving to a new post with the London Borough of Newham.

City schools and colleges to gain 400 more places (Birmingham Post) ED Balls announced that more then 400 additional places are to be created in school sixth forms and FE colleges in Birmingham as part of the Government's pledge to provide learning for every 16 yr and 17 yr old who wants to stay in education.

Regional Headlines

Severe blaze at recycling plant in Wednesbury

Man charged with trying to blackmail £3m out of a supermarket in Birmingham

Man arrested over  murder of two soldiers (one of whom was from Birmingham) and attempted murder of five other people

National Headlines

A departing senior minister says UK forces in Afghanistan do not possess enough helicopters

UK pubs closed at the rate of 52 per week in the first half of the year

A bill aimed at cleaning up MP's expenses has become law after getting Royal Assent



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