Media Watch – May 8

By on 08/05/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

‘Drive on demand’ car-sharing scheme reaches Birmingham (BBC) More than 250 cars will be available to drivers in Birmingham in a new car-sharing venture. Birmingham City Council said the project will run for 12 months.

As conmen target the vulnerable, it’s time to bring in our scam-busters (Birmingham Mail) With the recession biting, a crackdown is launched to weed out the city’s unscrupulous crooks.

Crackdown on door to door charity collections (Birmingham Mail) A crackdown on door-to-door charity collections will be mounted in Birmingham to stop good causes from losing out on cash.

Children urged to be cycle savvy (Birmingham Mail) Schools in Birmingham are being invited to get their pupils ‘cycle safe’ with Birmingham City Council’s Bikeability training.

Award hope for staff who foil loan sharks (Birmingham Mail) Heroes who have helped to stop loan sharks from wreaking misery in the Midlands could scoop an award.

Green deal (Local Authority Building and Maintenance) Article looking at the work of Birmingham Energy Savers.

Regional Headlines

Royal jewellers keep hoard together
The jewellers who made the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding ring donate more than £50,000 to keep newly-found Staffordshire Hoard items together.

Wolves: Dean Saunders sacked after relegation to League One
Wolverhampton Wanderers have sacked manager Dean Saunders after the club’s relegation to League One.

National Headlines

Queen to outline immigration curbs
The government is expected to announce tougher rules on immigration when it outlines its programme for the next year in the Queen’s Speech.

Social care ‘facing bleak future’
The social care system in England is facing a bleak future despite the planned changes as services have been forced into budget cuts, council chiefs say.

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