Media Watch – Oct 14

By on 14/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Clampdown on council tax discount fraud (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham and Sandwell councils have launched a crackdown on what they believe are 'thousands' of people fraudulently claiming tax discounts.

Mike Olley tries to block fourth lap-dancing club opening on Broad Street (Birmingham Mail) BID manager objects to Paradise Club application for a licence.

Just one application to fill Birmingham adoption chief vacancy (Birmingham Mail) City council uses interim staff to take on £66,000-a-year role.

Council plan for 5,000 homes on green belt land near Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham Mail) A sprawling new housing estate of up to 5,000 homes could be built on Birmingham green belt under the council's new Development Plan.

Phone app could map out Birmingham’s music heritage (Birmingham Mail) Music map and mobile app lets fans follow in footsteps of Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, UB40 and Slade.

‘The worst slum in Europe': Ten years on (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Park Central regeneration scheme has transformed Lee Bank

Birmingham unites to tackle youth homelessness (24 Dash) Birmingham City Council has become the first city to adopt a 'collective approach' in a national campaign against youth homelessness. Cllr Steve Bedser quoted.

Raising awareness of Tourette Syndrome ( Birmingham City Council health bosses have added their support to calls for greater understanding of Tourette Syndrome. Cllr Steve Bedser quoted.

Regional Headlines

Midlands a big draw to Chinese firms
The West Midlands is fast becoming the first port of call for Chinese investors, following several high profile takeovers.

Hospice to take on 100 new carers
A children’s hospice in the West Midlands hopes to take on more than 100 new care staff as part of its plans to help more families.

National Headlines

Madeleine police issue e-fits of man
Police investigating Madeleine McCann’s disappearance release e-fit images of a man they want to speak to as a matter of “vital importance”.

Four arrested in London terror raids
Four men have been arrested in London in a counter-terrorism operation, and six addresses are being searched, the Metropolitan Police say.

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