Media Watch – Oct 19

By on 19/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories
City still failing children (local and national media) Birmingham's child protection services have been deemed failing in a damning new report - with vulnerable children being left at risk of harm.  Peter Duxbury and Sir Albert Bore interviewed.

Stall-holders pleased with crunch talks (Birmingham Mail) A scrutiny meeting with market traders and councillors will be held to discuss the future of Birmingham's wholesale markets.

City holds vigil for sick Malala (Birmingham Mail) Supporters staged a vigil in Birmingham for gunned down Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai who is receiving treatment at a Birmingham hospital.  A book of support has been placed at the Council House.

Rates cut to help save city traders (Birmingham Mail) Under-threat city traders have been offered big rate cuts to help them survive.  Sir Albert Bore said: “We are going to try and work up a package that has a number of meaningful components…”

£20m NIA plans get the go-ahead (Birmingham Mail) Plans to spend £20.6 million on the National Indoor Arena (NIA) has been given the green light. 

Regional Headlines:

Birmingham City Council child protection ‘inadequate’
The effectiveness of Birmingham City Council’s arrangements for protecting children has been judged “inadequate”.

Walsall Manor hospital sacks four staff after death of man
A West Midlands hospital has sacked four members of staff, after the death of a man who collapsed outside its accident and emergency department.
National Headlines:
Energy bills: Ofgem sets out plan for simpler tariffs
Energy regulator Ofgem has unveiled proposals to force suppliers to tell customers about the cheapest gas and electricity tariffs they have on offer.

Glasgow Airport: Four hurt in evacuation of Jet2 Alicante flight
At least four passengers have been injured in the emergency evacuation of an aircraft at Glasgow Airport.


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