Media Watch – Oct 5

By on 05/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Brum’s ‘isolated’ villages (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham has developed into a set of isolated self-contained villages with little or no shared identity, it has been claimed. Former council leader Cllr Paul Tilsley made the claim at the final session of the Brummie Inquiry.

Town aims to do its own thing (Birmingham Mail) Sutton Coldfield could break free from direct Birmingham City Council control under plans being drawn up for a new town council, it has been claimed.

Kenyan stars eye marathon record (Birmingham Mail) Two of the world’s best distance runners (Eliud Kipchoge and Micah Kogo) are ready to race again in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.

Birmingham City Council cleaner Elaine Hook joined Hilary Benn MP, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, at the Labour Party Conference to explain how the introduction of the Living Wage in Birmingham has changed her life. (Daily Mail, Telegraph)

Regional Headlines

Ad campaign targets sex offenders
Sex offenders are targeted in a “no excuse” poster campaign launched by West Midlands Police.

Lambert ‘suing Norwich for £2m’
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is suing his former club Norwich City for up to £2m, the Canaries chairman reveals.

National Headlines

April Jones hunt enters fifth day
The search for missing girl April Jones enters its fifth day with police and search teams combing areas of thick forest around Machynlleth.

MPs voice public sector tax doubt
The tax arrangements of some public sector workers – including thousands at the BBC – have been criticised by a committee of MPs.

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