Media Watch – June 28

By on 28/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

The future for Adults and Community Services (BBC WM) Following the council publishing a report looking at the future of Adults and Community services across the city, Cllr Bedser interviewed about the proposals.

Teacher charged with 12 sex offences on youngsters (Birmingham Mail) A teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic primary school in Yardley has been suspended pending a police investigation. The school is working closely with the police and assisting them with their investigation.

Recycling rate rises thanks to wheelie bins (Birmingham Mail) The wheelie bin collections introduced earlier this month have already seen a rise in recycling rates claims Deputy Leader Cllr Ward, who describes initial results in pilot ward Brandwood as encouraging.

Education cash hit by academies (Birmingham Mail) Leader Sir Albert Bore quoted, following the council publishing a report looking at the future of education services across the city.

Brum's first 11 ready for final (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's Best Talent competition final to be held at Town Hall on 14 July. Competition is brainchild of former Lord Mayor Cllr John Lines.

Campaigning row councillor to step down (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Alan Rudge will not be defending the Sutton Coldfield seat he has held for 31 years.

City centre 'chuggers' ban hit by new delay (Birmingham Mail) A new by-law banning 'chuggers' from city centre streets has been held up due to an intervention from a charity collection trade body.

Urgent action on £1.5bn black hole (Birmingham Mail) Council finance bosses have taken urgent action to avoid potentially losing millions of pounds of taxpayers money following the discovery of a £1.5bn black hole in its bank's finances. Cllrs Tilsley and Ian Ward quoted.

Regional Headlines

HS2 may cost £10bn more than planned, minister tells MPs. The proposed budget has risen to more than £40bn, the transport minister has said.

Two teenagers arrested in connection with a double stabbing in front of a college in Birmingham are released on bail.

National Headlines

The UK is in line to become the first country to allow an IVF technique using DNA from three people, in a bid to eliminate serious genetic disorders.

UK house prices in the UK rise again in June, increasing by 0.3%, according to the latest survey from the Nationwide building society.

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