Media Watch – June 27

By on 27/06/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Work starts on John Lewis development. Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, interviewed by BBC WM.

How councils left £2bn of tax uncollected (Daily Express, Daily Mail) Birmingham City Council referenced in story about how councils in England have failed to collect billions in council tax – while complaining about cuts to their budgets from Whitehall.

No sex please, we’re Moseley (Birmingham Mail) Drunken couples have been hit by a landmark injunction – after being caught having sex in a Birmingham graveyard. Cllr James McKay quoted.

New fears over pools and libraries (Birmingham Mail) Public libraries and leisure centres may disappear by the end of the decade unless councils receive an ‘immediate injection of money’, a new report has warned.

Bore under pressure over two public jobs (Birmingham Mail) Council boss Sir Albert Bore is facing more pressure over his two public sector jobs.

School praised for top class exam results (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham school (Hodge Hill Sports and Enterprise College) is celebrating after being named one of the fastest improving schools in the country.

Birmingham part of initiative aiming to avoid ‘bedroom tax’ (West Midlands Housing News) Cllr John Cotton, Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Social Cohesion, has vowed to help families across the city avoid a new ‘bedroom tax’ which comes into force next year.

Redditch asked to take Birmingham housing surplus (West Midlands Housing News) Redditch is being asked to take some of the thousands of new homes Birmingham plans to build.

Regional Headlines

Riot victims ‘stepped into road’
A court hears a man driving a car which hit three men, killing them, did not deliberately drive at them.

Birmingham confirm Clark as boss
Birmingham City confirm former Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark as their new manager.

National Headlines

Queen and McGuinness set to meet
The Queen will shake hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness later, at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

Plans for Lords face Tory revolt
The government is unveiling its plans for a smaller, mostly elected House of Lords later, but is likely to face a Conservative rebellion.

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