Media Watch – July 25

By on 25/07/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Bin collection days to change (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council is changing bin collection days across the city.

Council staff face salary cuts or sack (Birmingham Mail) More than 11,000 Birmingham City Council workers will be forced to accept controversial new contracts – involving wage cuts of up to £6,000 a year – or face losing their jobs.

Battle to be best boozers in Brum (Birmingham Mail) Dozens of pubs, clubs and watering holes in Birmingham are battling it out to be named the city’s top boozers in Birmingham City Council’s Best Bar None competition.

Aston Park lands top honour (Birmingham Mail) Aston Park today became the ninth green space in Birmingham to be awarded Green Flag status.

‘Noisy’ bottle bank halts store plans (Birmingham Mail) Store giants Sainsbury’s has been told an extension of one of its Birmingham supermarkets can go ahead only if a noisy bottle bank is moved away from homes.

‘Greedy’ student flats slammed (Birmingham Mail) Developers have been accused of trying to ‘cram’ new student flats into a Birmingham tower block.

Soaring care costs hit city (Birmingham Mail) A steady rise in the number of children being taken into care has landed Birmingham City Council with a £3 million headache.

Regional Headlines

Prince to mark Edgbaston revamp New
The Duke of Edinburgh is to open Edgbaston Cricket Ground later after a £32m revamp.

City’s £22.5m bus station opens
A £22.5m bus station opens in Wolverhampton, which its managers hope will encourage more people to use public buses.

National Headlines

Police ‘probe Norway terror link’
British police are said to be probing possible links between the UK and the man arrested over the Norway terror attacks.

Army ‘faces further redundancies’
An extra 5,000 British soldiers are reported to face losing their jobs by 2015 in addition to the 7,000 redundancies already announced.

Date of Winehouse post-mortem due
The police are to fix a date later for the post-mortem examination into the death of Amy Winehouse, whose family say they are “bereft”.

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