Media Watch – Oct 9

By on 09/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Adult Social Care report (BBC WM) Calls for shake-up of adult social care across the country, following report commissioned by University of Birmingham and council. Cllr Bedser interviewed, discussed similar issues set out in council's recent green paper on the future of Adults and Community Services in the city.

Fair price loan firm a success (Birmingham Mail) The Birmingham Fair Money campaign, set up to offer hard-up people an affordable alternative to the sky-high interest loans provided by many companies attracting many enquiries and visitors. Cllr Cotton quoted.

Council houses get eco boost (Birmingham Mail) Almost 350 Birmingham council homes will become more energy efficient and better insulated following a £2.2m investment. The council has teamed up with developer Keepmoat. Cllr McKay quoted.

New homes on the move after £500k windfall (Birmingham Mail) Witton Lodge Community Association, in partnership with the council, will use Homes and Communities Agency funding to build 20 rented homes in north Birmingham. Cllr Tahir Ali quoted.

Regional Headlines

Jaguar Land Rover confirms it will stop making its Defender model in December 2015 because it will not meet new European laws on emissions.

A fire at a Birmingham city centre cafe is being treated as arson, police say.

National Headlines

Thousands of Islamist extremists in the UK see the British public as a legitimate target for attacks, the director general of MI5 warns.

A report highlights a series of failings in the government’s £500m “e-borders” programme to gather information on passenger movements in and out of the UK.

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