Media Watch – Oct 30

By on 30/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

True grit of city’s winter ice breakers (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s fleet of 25 gritters have been primed ready for action when the first cold snap hits the city

£52m cuts could strike care places (Birmingham Mail) Residential care places for adults with disabilities could be cut under plans to slash £52m from the city council’s budget over three years

Council leader’s HS2 attack on Milliband (Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sun, Birmingham Mail, BBC and ITV) Sir Albert Bore has told the Labour Party leader he risked a ‘protracted public conflict’ with his stance on high speed rail

Murder widow in £27k benefit swindle (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted a woman for benefit fraud. Deputy leader Ian Ward quoted

E nterprise Catalyst (BBC WM) – Shilpi Akbar, assistant director, employment at the city council, talked to the breakfast show about how this scheme is encouraging apprentices and entrepreneurs

Regional Headlines:

US tourists are told to pick Brum not London – An article in New York magazine has told readers to choose Birmingham over London because of its food, arts, architecture – and lack of tourists

Eight held in ‘sham marriage’ raids – Eight people are arrested in early morning raids in Wolverhampton as part of an investigation into a suspected sham-marriage ring

National Headlines:

Pension fees cap plan unveiled – Management fees charged by pension providers could be capped at 0.75%, according to proposals being set out by the government

Press in legal bid to stop charter – Newspaper and magazine publishers are seeking a last-minute injunction to stop the proposed royal charter on press regulation being approved later

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