Media Watch – July 30

By on 30/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Tunnel jobs go to Brummies next year, says council (B’ham Mail and national papers) Council bosses have pledged to provide Birmingham jobs for Birmingham workers during the next stage of the city centre tunnels shutdown. Approximately 40 workers on the tunnels were from outside the UK.

Former city leader put on board of new council (B'ham Mail) The former Birmingham City Council leader, Mike Whitby, has been appointed to the board of the Library of Birmingham.

We're no shrinking violets! (B'ham Mail) Judges from Europe's prestigious floral competition – Entente Florale came to the city to see Birmingham's floral entry. Birmingham has been chosen to represent Britain in the competition.

Serve your customers (Gazette- Law Society) Piece featuring a partnership between Birmingham City Council and DBS law legal services which resulted in working with the legal service to produce a schools road safety show for thousands of children in the city.

Regional Headlines

Man dies and 25 injured in Walsall bus crash
A man has died and 25 other people have been treated after a crash between a car and a bus in Walsall.

West Midlands Police creates 100 staff jobs amid cuts
West Midlands Police is creating 100 staff posts to free up “beat” officers.

National Headlines

Barclays to issue £5.8bn new shares to plug shortfall
Barclays will issue £5.8bn in new shares as part of a move to plug a £12.8bn capital shortfall created by new regulatory demands.

UK ‘losing fight’ against e-crime
The UK must do more to stop online fraud and deter state-sponsored cyber-espionage or risk losing the fight against e-crime, MPs warn


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