Media Watch – June 24

By on 24/06/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

West Midlands firms banking on £56m growth capital fund (Business Money) Businesses in the region will have access to funds aimed at growth and job creation, managed by Finance Birmingham

Chelsea Flower Show coverage (Derbyshire Life) Birmingham City Council's award-winning display at the annual event

Hearings over who has a say on HS2 (Halesowen Chronicle) Four days of hearings will be heard over who will able to state their case against HS2. BCC referenced as a supporter of the project

Cuts putting vulnerable kids at risk - union (Birmingham Mail) Unison has claimed vulnerable children are being put at risk by heavy workloads, dwindling staff and cuts in funding to social work staff. The article says BCC has already taken steps to boost staff numbers

Regional Headlines:

Midlands battalion farewell marches – Members of an army battalion (Mercian Regiment) that is disbanding start a series of parades to mark their return from Afghanistan

Slade star to get freedom of Walsall – Former Slade star Noddy Holder is to be given the freedom of Walsall later

National Headlines:

Kerry in north Iraq as crisis rages – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to hold talks with Kurdish leaders as Sunni rebels claim a key oil refinery has fallen to them

Fears hospital mistakes covered up – An analysis of reporting incidents shows 29 out of 141 hospital trusts in England are not registering the expected number of safety incidents

More staff 'should get living wage' – The UK government should make it a goal to cut the number of low paid workers by one million by 2020, says the Living Wage Commission

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