Media watch – November 11

By on 11/11/2011 in Media Watch

Birmingham City Council Headlines

 Sparkbrook by election (BBC WM)

Labour gains council seat in Sparkbrook from Respect in by-election following resignation of Cllr Yaqoob.

 City Libraries face Cuts But no Closure (Birmingham mail)

Council pledges not to close community libraries due to budget pressures, but instead confirms opening hours/days will have to be scaled back.

 Rubbish left after lazy binmen jibe  (Birmingham mail)

Binmen 'miss 'scheduled collection on entire road of councillor who criticised their stance over industrial action. Following complaints from residents council has caught up the missed collections and will speak to the crew responsible.

 Coin marks 100 years of bigger Birmingham  (Birmingham mail)

Commemorative coin minted in 1911 to mark the Greater Birmingham Act is displayed by the Lord Mayor.

 Council boss 'sorry' for job stresses  (Birmingham mail)

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

 Library hit by metal thieves  (Birmingham mail)

Thieves have stolen metal flashing from roof of Perry Common Library. Council confirms a temporary fix to prevent leakage while it sources a non metal replacement which won't be stolen.

 Cheating council tenants to get boot in crackdown (Birmingham mail)

Council tenants who abuse terms of tenancy face eviction in joint anti-fraud campaign by the city council and 11 local housing associations

 Cab stickers here to stay despite protests (Birmingham mail)

Council rules private hire vehicles must continue to display permanent markings on their vehicles rather than removable metallic signs

 Regional Headlines

 JLR announces Solihull jobs (BBC Online, BBC WM)More than 1,000 new members of staff are to be recruited at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull

 Drug Dealing OAP (Birmingham Mail) 69-yeard old previously sent to prison for five years for drug dealing ordered to handover £35,000 in cash.

 National Headlines

 Italy to vote on austerity measures

CBI criticised solar subsidy cuts

UK to mark Armistice Day

 

 

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