Media Watch – Nov 7

By on 07/11/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Black Country sets rivalry aside in alliance with Birmingham (Financial Times, Birmingham Mail) Leaders from four Black Country councils – Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall – and Birmingham City Council today made an agreement in principle to work as a Combined Authority in a move which will attract hundreds of millions of pounds of investment to create jobs and improve transport links. Sir Albert Bore and Darren Cooper, leader of Sandwell council, quoted, with Darren Cooper interviewed on BBC WM

No refund on bus lanes backed (Birmingham Mail) The chairman of Birmingham’s transport watchdog said she is ‘satisfied’ with the legal grounds for not returning thousands of fines. Cllr Victoria Quinn quoted

Gallery defends artist’s controversial sculpture (Birmingham Mail) The art gallery behind the ‘real Birmingham family’ sculpture has defended its decision

A commitment to social care values (Professional Social Work) Peter Hay, director of people at Birmingham City Council, discusses how the authority is responding to challenges in social care

Regional Headlines:

‘Sky needles’ set for switch-on – Three steel constructions on top of Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, are set to be lit up to mark the venue’s reopening

Three jockeys injured in pile-up – One horse dies and three jockeys are injured in a race under the floodlights at Wolverhampton

National Headlines:

Labour ‘must pull together’ to win – Labour’s general election co-ordinator urges MPs to “pull together” around Ed Miliband after reports of unrest about his leadership of the party

Inquiry into alleged rape victim case – An investigation is launched into why a woman with bipolar disorder was prosecuted over an alleged false rape claim – and then killed herself

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