Media Watch – March 4

By on 04/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham City Council: ‘Challenging agenda’ attracted Mark Rogers (BBC) The new chief executive of Birmingham City Council has said he was lured to the £180,000-a-year job by a “challenging set of agendas”. Read more from Mark Rogers on his new blog: http://markrogersbcc.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/ready-steady-go/

New bus lane signs finally put up in city (Birmingham Mail) New warning signs have been erected by Birmingham City Council following a tribunal hearing.

12 weeks to axe Capita’s £345k deal (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council could cancel its controversial IT services contract with Capita at just 12 weeks' notice, it has been revealed.

Protests at city budget (Birmingham Mail) Anti-cuts protesters are aiming to blockade Birmingham City Council House today to stop councillors voting through a package of £86 million cuts to local services.

Council paper recycle deal (Birmingham Mail) Security concerns and the environment were at the forefront of a new Birmingham City Council office paper shredding and recycling contract.

Adoption webchat (Birmingham Mail) Potential foster and adoptive parents in Birmingham can find out more about what it involves from a live webchat on Thursday.

Regional Headlines

Student charged with terror offences
A 20-year-old student from Birmingham is charged with terrorism offences related to the conflict in Syria.

Police appeal over retirement ruling
Five police forces appeal against a ruling that their use of a regulation to make older officers retire was not “proportionate”.

National Headlines

Britain praises Ukrainian restraint
The government of Ukraine should be commended “for refusing to rise to provocation” from Russia, the UK’s ambassador to the UN says.

Childcare ‘costs more than mortgage’
Many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than they pay for their mortgages, research suggests.

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