Media Watch – November 23

By on 23/11/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

132 councils lost personal data (The Independent, BBC WM) Freedom of Information requests reveal that 132 local authorities, including Birmingham City Council, have lost personal data over the last three years.

Frankfurt Christmas Market featured on BBC News.

Plundered (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Metal thieves are stripping lead and copper off the roof of a historic city swimming baths (Moseley Road) – leaving the taxpayer with a bill which runs into tens of thousands of pounds.

Teens’ crash course in dangers on road (Birmingham Mail) Ten Birmingham students took part in a car crash scene to bring home the dangers faced by young drivers.

Olympic effort to crush counterfeits (BBC Midlands Today) Trading Standards watchdogs in Birmingham today reveal the murky and dangerous world behind fake merchandise ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Launch of New St apprentice academy (ITV Central) Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr Mike Whitby, promises ‘Birmingham jobs for Birmingham people’.

Historic properties go on the market (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Two fine historic landmark buildings (Pype Hayes Hall and Aston Council House) are going under the hammer next month in the latest stage of Birmingham City Council’s big property sell-off.

Education award puts college in driving seat (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham college (South Birmingham College) is celebrating winning an award for helping to drive up education standards among city taxi drivers.

A quid can make a difference (Birmingham Mail) The Birmingham Mail is joining forces with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham for the Christmas £1 appeal.

Birmingham plans £100m public wi-fi network (eweekeurope.co.uk) Birmingham City Council is looking for partners to build a wireless network on its lamp-posts.

Regional Headlines

Mother and magistrate jailed for girl’s shower scalding death
A mother who held her two-year-old daughter under a scalding hot shower causing fatal injuries has been jailed for six years.

Man arrested after fatal stabbing
A 32-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found stabbed in a street.

National Headlines

Home care ‘breaches human rights’
The standards of basic home care for the elderly in England are so bad in some cases that they breach human rights, an inquiry says.

Police ‘want terror powers delay’
Counter-terror police are not ready for the introduction of new laws to replace controversial control orders on suspects, the BBC understands.

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