Media Watch – Oct 23

By on 23/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

City’s shame as risk of death rises for victims of domestic violence (Birmingham Mail) Police recorded 23 domestic violence murders in Birmingham min the last three years, according to a report delivered to the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership. The report also looks at female genital mutilation and forced marriages

Ex-councillor wins fight in bus ‘entrapment’ (Birmingham Mail) A former councillor fined for driving in a bus lane has had his ticket ripped up. A council spokesperson said the ticket was issued correctly and the challenge succeeded on a technicality

Council offers £41.23 an hour for social workers (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham council is bidding to solve a social worker recruitment crisis by offering temporary staff huge rises. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted

MP makes stand for threatened Brum regiment (Birmingham Mail) Politicians have backed a campaign to save Birmingham’s under-threat army regiment

Park chief’s fears after £4million cut in budget (Birmingham Mail) A £4m funding cut could leave Birmingham’s 591 parks with long uncut grass, a council chief has warned

Green waste charges rumpus (Garden News) Birmingham City Council is being criticised for not accepting cash payments for the new green waste charge

Birmingham Day to promote city (BBC online) Westminster hosted a Birmingham Day yesterday, featuring the Library of Birmingham, the council’s Birmingham Baccalaureate and the New Street bstation development

Regional Headlines:

‘Plebgate’ officers to face MPs – The chief constables of West Mercia, West Midlands and Warwickshire face MPs over the Andrew Mitchell row

Mum’s relief as missing hotel kids found safe – The mother of two young Midland children taken from a hotel has spoken of her relief after they were found safe and well

National Headlines:

Whiplash targeted in car costs drive – A package of measures aimed at bringing down the cost of motoring, including a clampdown on whiplash-related insurance claims, are announced by ministers

Australia fire threat ‘averted’ – Australian fire officials say the threat to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney has been “averted” for the day

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