Media Watch – July 30 (am)

By on 30/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Lib Dem confusion over inquiry into councillor (Birmingham Post)
Deputy Leader, Cllr Paul Tilsley was paraphrased in the newspaper saying, BCC’s Cllr Ayoub Khan had been cleared of wrongdoing.  However, the newspaper then went on to say that the Lib Dem HQ in London said the inquiry had not yet finished.

Masshouse scheme to tap into green power (Birmingham Post) The scheme for the new magistrates’ court complex is set to be the first major dev in Birmingham to tap into Birmingham's greenest power source, receiving energy from the new Jennens Rd Energy Centre on Aston Uni campus.

Green light signals regeneration of area (Birmingham Post) Planning permission has been granted for the first phase of a £35m dev in Hodge Hill with a potential to create up to 500 new jobs in the area.

Cash woe hits council’s adult social care plans: (Birmingham Post) The newspaper states that ‘ A financial storm of unprecedented severity is threatening to derail BCC’s ambitious attempts to modernise adult social care’.  Cllr Len Clark quoted; ‘The pressures on budgets are more than offsetting any cashable benefits that may derive from business transformation’.

Regional Headlines

Court battle ‘likely’ in equal pay claim row:  (Exp & Star) Sandwell Council compensation:  Lawyers representing 115 women say it is increasingly likely they will go to court over equal pay row.

National Express West Midlands unveil 30 new buses: (BBC Radio WM) This is the latest in a series of investments by the company.

Cricket at Edgbaston today: Third Ashes Test between England & Australia

National Headlines

Open Heart Surgery now significantly safer in the UK

‘Sorry, the barbecue is off for August’ Met Office predicts rainy August

China and USA talks set the stage for closer co-operation

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