Media Watch – Oct 1

By on 01/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Whistleblower campaign to expose abuse of the elderly (B'ham Mail) Birmingham City Council is re-launching its Eyes and Ears campaign created to urge workers in care homes and hospitals to expose abuse of the elderly and disabled.

City campaign smashes target (Business Insider) Birmingham City Council and other partners have surpassed Birmingham's campaign to create 1,000 roles for young people. Local employers created 1,459 career opportunities by pledging vacancies in response to a campaign by the National Apprenticeship Service.

Schools shut as teachers walk out in row over pay (B'ham Mail) Hundreds of schools across Birmingham and the Black Country are closed today as teachers staged a strike over changes to pay and conditions.

Translator plea (B'ham Mail) Council chiefs are looking for translators to volunteer to spread public health messages to foreign communities across Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

Walsall Council sorry for ‘distressing’ girl over school move
A council has apologised for causing “serious distress” to a “vulnerable” 13-year-old girl by trying to force her to move schools.

Six bailed over ‘serious violence’ in Birmingham city centre
Six men arrested after a “serious outbreak of violence” in Birmingham city centre have been bailed.

National Headlines

Cameron promises more flexible GP hours David Cameron says he wants to offer more patients the chance to visit a GP in the evening or at weekends.

Teachers strike over pay and pensions
Members of the two biggest teaching unions are striking in a row over pay, pensions and workloads.


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