Media Watch – June 19

By on 19/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Bid to keep OAPs at home to save council care cash (Birmingham Mail, Chamberlain Files, Free Radio) The number of people staying in residential care homes is set to be dramatically reduced as Birmingham City Council looks to slash £75 million from its care budget.

Birmingham A38 tunnel closure: Information event for motorists (BBC) Drivers needing advice on alternative routes through Birmingham while two city centre tunnels are shut have been attending a road show.

Number of council sick days rise in Birmingham (Daily Star, Birmingham City Council has announced new measures to tackle staff absence after figures showed the number of sick days has risen to an average of 12.4 days a year.

Birmingham City Council - “We support good landlords” (Property 118) Birmingham City Council have sent a strong message to landlords who let in the city – “We support good landlords” Senior officers of the city council have been in discussions with the West Midlands Regional Representative of the National Landlords Association (NLA) since 2011 when HMO licences were about to come up for renewal but it was not until the NLA proposed a radical new approach to the fee structure that progress was made.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham is fraud ID hotspot
People living in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield are more likely to be identity fraud victims, new figures suggest.

Food workers treated for TB symptoms
Four workers at a food factory in West Bromwich are treated for the symptoms of tuberculosis.

National Headlines

NHS watchdog faces ‘cover-up’ claim
England’s healthcare regulator may have covered up knowledge of its own failings after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, a report says.

Jail reckless bankers, report urges
The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards calls for new measures, including criminal sanctions, to make bankers responsible for their own failings.

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