Media Watch – June 6

By on 06/06/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Firm defiant despite ‘jobs to India’ fury (Birmingham Mail) Service Birmingham determined to press on with plans to outsource jobs to India.

Wilson thrills bookworms at library event (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of excited young bookworms met leading children’s author Jacqueline Wilson as Birmingham’s Young Readers Festival drew to a close.

Row over IT outsourcing (Birmingham Mail) A prominent Midland accountant has launched a blistering attack on plans by Service Birmingham to outsource IT jobs to India.

1,000 rush to join in Great Birmingham Run (Birmingham Mail) More than 1,000 people have signed up for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run just one day after entries opened.

The best of both worlds (Sunday Times) Cannon Hill Park selected as one of 10 top green urban spaces.

Don’t take the axe to our street (Birmingham Mail) Residents are calling on the council to rethink plans to chop down 30 diseased horse chestnut trees.

A template for a modern council (Municipal Journal) Birmingham City Council HR Director Andy Albon explains how a new Birmingham Contract will help the local authority manage the rapid changes they face.

Birmingham City University new campus is back on track (BBC Online) Birmingham City University’s plan for a new campus is back on track after the proposed new high-speed rail link (HS2) meant it had to find a new location. The proposals will be presented to Birmingham City Council next week.

(Political) Threat to privatise election services (Municipal Journal) Birmingham City Council leader Mike Whitby has reportedly threatened to privatise election services after two ballot boxes went missing during last month’s election.

Regional Headlines

West Bromwich crash leaves four people dead
Four people have been killed in a two-car collision in the West Midlands.

Five are treated after house fire
Five people are treated after inhaling smoke in a fire at a house in the West Midlands.

Murder suspects released on bail
Police investigating the murder of a 92-year-old Walsall woman release two suspects on police bail.

National Headlines

Cable to warn against mass strike
Business secretary Vince Cable is to warn delegates at the GMB conference that strike action could lead to tougher union laws.

Soldier dies in Afghanistan blast
A British soldier has been killed by a bomb while on a patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.

Many wages ‘stalled for decades’
Many people in middle and low income jobs have barely seen any improvement in their incomes over the past 30 years, the TUC says.

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