Media Watch – May 14

By on 14/05/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

City ‘facing a housing crisis as bedroom tax hits home’ (Birmingham Mail) Feature on families that are struggling to cope following the introduction of the ‘bedroom tax’. Cllr John Cotton quoted.

Mum fumes as girl faces long trek to school (Birmingham Mail) A mum is unhappy after being offered a primary place for her daughter seven miles away. A BCC spokesperson pointed out that she did not provide proof of change of address, despite two reminders. Now a late application has been admitted to a nearer school.

Veterans fight battalion closure (BBC) Lord Mayor of Birmingham John Lines on BBC online and WM talking about his visit to Downing Street in a bid to save the Second Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Be Active success (United Christian Broadcasters) Cllr Steve Bedser interviewed about the success of Birmingham's Be Active initiative.

Regional Headlines

Cuts ‘threaten 1,000 police jobs’
(BBC online) Further government cuts could lead to 1,000 job losses, warns West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

‘Clinic killed our girl to snatch her organs’
A Birmingham schoolgirl has been murdered in an Indian clinic, her family has claimed.

National Headlines

Tories to publish EU referendum bill
– The Conservatives are to publish a draft parliamentary bill to legislate for an in/out referendum on UK membership of the EU.

Child sex abuse orders criticised
– Civil orders designed to prevent sex offenders targeting children after being released from prison are ‘not fit for purpose; a report claims.

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