Media Watch – November 18

By on 18/11/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Frankfurt Christmas Market opening (BBC Midlands Today, ITV Central, BBC WM, Heart FM, BRMB, Birmingham Mail) Widespread coverage of the first day of the biggest ever market.

Bin strike off (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s rubbish was being collected as normal today after a strike by binmen was called off.

Adults at risk must rely more on charity (Birmingham Mail) Social workers are informing vulnerable Birmingham adults to seek more help from the voluntary sector and claim more benefits in a bid to save council cash.

New routes for cyclists (Birmingham Mail) Work is set to start on a £6.5 million cycling programme which encourages commuters to trade-in gas guzzling cars for bikes.

Birmingham Council aims to deploy £125m city-wide wireless broadband network (Computing.co.uk) Birmingham City Council is seeking a partner to help it deploy a city-wide wireless network that aims to improve digital connectivity for citizens.

Regional Headlines

‘Pay for fuel’ airline grounded
An airline accused of asking passengers to pay extra for fuel to fly home has cancelled UK flights at the weekend.

Alleged kidnap leads to protest
Hundreds of people gather in a West Midlands town over concerns about child safety after the alleged abduction of a young boy.

National Headlines

Cameron and Merkel set for talks
The eurozone financial crisis is set to dominate a meeting between British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

MoD technical advice ‘cost £564m’
Defence officials spent £564m – which had been earmarked for equipment – on technical advice, a report suggests.

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