Media Watch – Sep 13

By on 13/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Library welcomes 100,000th visitor through its doors (Birmingham Mail) More than 100,000 people have now used the new Library of Birmingham since it opened.

Skills task force to help with JLR expansion plan (Birmingham Mail) A special skills taskforce is being launched to tackle the feared shortage of skilled workers which could undermine Jaguar Land Rover’s massive expansion plans.

Battle to hit back at loan sharks (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council based Illegal Money Lending team working with Staffordshire County Council.

Talking shop (Municipal Journal) Nigel Kletz reveals the positive results gained so far after Birmingham City Council drastically altered its food procurement strategy.

It’s Lord Whitby of Harborne (Birmingham Mail) Former city Tory council leader Mike Whitby will become Lord Whitby of Harborne, he has revealed.

Regional Headlines

College does U-turn on veil ban
A college which told pupils to remove facial coverings, including religious veils, for security reasons, modifies its clothing policy.

Deselected UKIP MEP quits party
A UKIP MEP, deselected as a candidate for next year’s European elections, quits the party in protest at Nigel Farage’s “totalitarian” leadership.

National Headlines

Bank ‘must limit house price booms
‘The Bank of England should use its powers to limit house price increases to 5% a year to “take the froth out” of price booms, a surveyors’ group says.

Four people dead in house fire
Four people die in a house fire in Leicester, which police believe could be linked to a murder in the city on Thursday.

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