Media Watch – May 3

By on 03/05/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Rap for city care home (Birmingham Mail) A care home in Birmingham (Kerria Court, Edgbaston) where a resident was left injured because of potential neglect has been told it must improve by the care services watchdog.

Top Tory in postal row (Birmingham Mail) A senior Birmingham councillor (Cllr Keith Barton) has vigorously defended allegations he used the council’s freepost facility to send out campaign letters.

Bomb fears at city park site (Birmingham Mail) A forgotten corner of Birmingham due to be developed in a park and high speed rail terminal is to undergo tests for unexploded Second World War bombs.

From tears to cheers (Birmingham Mail) Pupils from Harborne Primary School, left distraught when plans to celebrate the Royal Wedding went up in smoke as a blaze engulfed their school, celebrated with a park picnic instead.

Who would be a social worker (BBC Radio 4, BBC Online) Programme looking newly qualified social workers featured a recent graduate working for Birmingham City Council.

How £80m cost of Nick Clegg's poll is hitting public services (Express) The £80million bill for Nick Clegg's AV referendum has had to be met by councils, despite the economic crisis, it was claimed yesterday.

Gran set to lose abused toddler, two (Sunday Mercury) A heartbroken gran who rescued her toddler grandson from his drug addict mum says social services plan to take the child away and place him in care.

Bank Holiday fun at museums archive (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) Hidden historic treasures at Birmingham Museum Collections Centre go on show to the public at a special open day.

Regional Headlines

Rubbish fire tackled during night in Black Country
More than 40 firefighters were called to an incident involving a large pile of rubbish at a waste management site during the night.

Meriden protesters ‘changing traveller planning policy’
Residents manning 24-hour protests against an unauthorised traveller site have claimed their campaign is helping to change government policy.

National Headlines

Bin Laden killing: David Cameron to update MPs
The prime minister is to address the House of Commons later about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

AV referendum: War of words escalates as poll nears
Campaigners for and against a change in the voting system are due to hold their last big rallies before the referendum.

Missing car link to Northampton family murder
A missing car could hold the key to the killing of a couple and their two daughters, who were all found stabbed at a house in Northampton.

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