Media Watch – Oct 9

By on 09/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Carillion secures £600m green contract in Birmingham (Times, Insider Media, Construction News, Free Radio) Support services giant Carillion has won a green energy contract potentially worth up to £1.5bn. The Wolverhampton-based company has been named as the preferred bidder for the Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) scheme.

Mealworms (Daily Mirror) Meals on wheels drivers using their own cars for deliveries claim a pay cut will mean they end up earning just £4 an hour. Birmingham’s meals on wheels service was privatised two years ago by the Tory-Lib Dem coalition council and ICare won the contract.

Floral finery strikes gold (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham has struck gold in the RHS Britain in Bloom awards.

Regional Headlines

Widespread coverage of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

Man charged with double murder
A 43-year-old man is charged with two counts of murder after a man and a woman are found dead at a block of flats in Walsall.

Science research centres planned across England
Five universities across England are set to benefit from a share of £200m of government money earmarked to boost research in science. Warwick, Birmingham, Surrey, Oxford and Liverpool universities are those in line to receive funds.

National Headlines

Tories to clarify burglary laws
Householders who over react when confronted by burglars will escape prosecution, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling will tell Tory activists.

UK house sales predicted to rise
Surveyors expect sales of homes in the UK to pick up in the next three months owing to support for mortgage lending.

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