Media watch – November 10

By on 10/11/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Council chief says sorry to staff for stress of job losses (Birmingham Post) Chief executive Stephen Hughes has issued a personal apology to staff for the stress they are under as a result of redundancy and public spending cuts. The editorial says he deserves praise for the memo

Special measures stay in place as city child care found wanting (Birmingham Post) An unannounced visit by Ofsted inspectors identified progress in looking after vulnerable children but concluded further work was required. Mark Gurrey, interim children’s services director, said the report was ‘fair and balanced’ and that the right structure was now in place to deal with the ‘complex process’ of addressing safeguarding issues

Steps to limit number of take-aways welcomed (Birmingham Post) The city council has proposed a limit of no more than ten per cent of take-aways in small shopping parades

A little bit of Frankfurt (Birmingham Post) The annual German market is making a welcome return to the city

Future is bright in Brum, says Stewart (Birmingham Mail) Long-distance runner Ian Stewart has praised the city council and Alexander stadium, saying the city’s growing reputation as an athletics centre of excellence could see a major championships come to the city

Market petition hits 40k names (Birmingham Mail) Traders campaigning to keep the wholesale market at its current site say their petition has 40,000 names

Regional Headlines:
£800m transport revolution ‘still on track’ for region (Birmingham Post) Birmingham is on track to deliver an £800m revolution in city centre transport links, business leaders have been told. Council leader Mike Whitby said this is part of Birmingham’s continued development as a world-class city

City Metro line will now not be ready before 2015 (Birmingham Post) The complexities of building the metro extension through the city’s central shopping area make it unlikely trams will be running along city streets until early 2015

MPs call for no half measures on HS2 route (Birmingham Post) A high speed rail line from London to Birmingham can only be justified if it is extended to northern cities, MPs have said

The high-flyers helping inner city schools (Birmingham Post) A teacher training programme is nplacing top graduates in disadvantaged secondary schools

Riots: the hunt goes on (Birmingham Mail) Police have issued pictures 260 suspects

National Headlines:

Euro stocks fall due to Italy fears
MPs to quiz James Murdoch
Search for Turkey quake survivors

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