Media Watch – October 11

By on 11/10/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

‘Neighbour from hell’ sent to jail (Birmingham Mail) A ‘neighbour from hell’ who repeatedly swore and threatened to kill a mother of two has been jailed. Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr John Lines, said Birmingham City Council will now be seeking possession of Susan Kirsch’s Kings Norton property.

Taxi drivers’ strike threat (BBC WM) Private hire taxi drivers in Birmingham are threatening to strike if council bosses fail to act on concerns they have over working conditions.

Green-fingered wizards are given their rewards (Birmingham Mail) Fantastic floral efforts by gardeners across the city have been rewarded at a ceremony in the Council House for Birmingham in Bloom 2011.

New academy for social workers (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s children’s social care department is set to improve the quality of staff and boost its ranks after launching a new Social Work Academy.

Writer speaking to strangers (Birmingham Mail) Writer and literary blogger Gemma Seltzer is bringing her Speak to Strangers project to Birmingham as part of this year’s Birmingham Book Festival.

Takeaway’s extra hours bid rejected by planners (Birmingham Mail) Councillors have rejected an Indian takeaway’s request to extend its opening hours late at night following protests from residents.

School plan given the OK (Birmingham Mail) City planners have given the go ahead to the controversial extension of a ‘cramped’ historic inner city school (Anderton Park, Balsall Heath)following a knife-edge vote.

Thousands in garden show call (Birmingham Mail) A petition calling for the reinstatement of the Gardeners’ Weekend to Kings Heath Park will be handed to the city council today.

Regional Headlines

Woman hurt in ‘hit-and-run’ crash
A woman is airlifted to hospital after she is hit by a driver in Wolverhampton who fails to stop at the scene.

Barman ‘found stabbed shopkeeper’
A barman tells a jury about the “traumatic” night he found a fatally injured Birmingham shopkeeper.

National Headlines

UK seeing ‘big rise in poverty’
Senior civil servants investigating the conduct of Defence Secretary Liam Fox are expected to interview his close friend Adam Werrity.

Liam Fox friend to be questioned
Senior civil servants investigating the conduct of Defence Secretary Liam Fox are expected to interview his close friend Adam Werrity.

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