Media Watch – July 9

By on 09/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council plan to attract more tourists (B'ham Mail) Birmingham is to sell itself as Britain's festivals capital in a new drive to attract more tourists to the city's blue riband events Deputy Leader Cllr Ian Ward quoted.

Ramadan: Diabetics do not have to fast (Central News) A piece on ITV Central News featuring Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Steve Bedser, about diabetics being urged not to put their health at risk by unnecessarily fasting during Ramadan.

Free wi-fi planned for Birmingham city centre (BBC News Online) Free wi-fi could be offered in parts of Birmingham city centre under plans to improve mobile broadband coverage. Councillor James McKay, cabinet member for a green, safe and smart city, quoted.

HR award winners 2013 (Human Resources) A list of winners in the HR sector including Birmingham City Council who won for Most Innovative Use of Technology.

Birmingham providers want fees back-dated (Caring Times) Care home owners in Birmingham are demanding back payments on fees for their services after a new city council-commissioned report highlighted they were short-changed by more than £260 a month.

Regional Headlines
New £8m Heartlands Hospital pathology services unit opens. A new £8m specialist laboratory, which will analyse 50,000 cervical smear tests and blood samples a day, has opened at a hospital in Birmingham.

Handsworth crash: Woman dies and three injured. An elderly woman has died and three other people have been injured as two cars collided in Birmingham.

National Headlines
Ed Miliband urges changes to Labour-union links. Ed Miliband will promise to make politics more “open, transparent and trusted” by reforming Labour’s relationship with trade unions.

European Court to rule on Jeremy Bamber life term. The European Court of Human Rights is due to rule on whether murderer Jeremy Bamber and two other killers should have their life sentences reviewed.


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