Media Watch – May 23

By on 23/05/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

New city boss Bore puts job creation first (Birmingham Mail) New council leader Sir Albert Bore pledged to make job creation the focal point of his administration on his first day in charge.

Council leader makes diversity pledge (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Labour leadership has promised to encourage more African-Caribbean community candidates to come forward in future following a protest over its lack of diversity.

Lord Mayor takes office (Birmingham Mail) One of Birmingham’s longest serving councillors (Cllr John Lines) has been sworn in as the city’s 103rd Lord Mayor.

Michael Caine loves city’s golden flower power (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) This Mini’s motoring on flower power – with the backing of movie legend Sir Michael Caine.

Foster Care fortnight feature (Birmingham Mail) Double-page spread looking at Birmingham City Council’s appeal for an extra 300 foster carers across the city.

Schools saw 87,000 racism cases (BBC) Schools in Birmingham recorded the highest number of racist incidents between 2007 and 2011.

Regional Headlines

More attacks on ambulance staff
The number of West Midlands Ambulance staff being attacked has risen in the past year, the service says.

Firefighters tackle Sparkbrook furniture factory fire
About 100 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a Birmingham furniture factory.

National Headlines

Adviser attacks ‘socialist’ Cable
Business Secretary Vince Cable is a socialist who “appears to do very little to support business”, No 10 adviser Adrian Beecroft says.

Chronic pain under-treated – NICE
Many patients with advanced cancer and other debilitating conditions are being “under-treated” for their pain, according to new guidance.

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