Media Watch – Sep 27

By on 27/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Charities urge rethink over ban on city's 'chuggers' (B'ham Mail) Birmingham's licensing chief has vowed to plough on with a by-law to ban 'chuggers'. The Institute of Fundraisers has written an open letter to Birmingham City Council.

Violence erupts at 1p a drink club (B'ham Mail) A nightclub offering drinks for a penny has been hit by violence police said. Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Steve Bedser, also criticised the promotion.

Reduce reliance (Municipal Journal) Councils in the West Midlands have pledged to work together to reduce their reliance on agency staff. Birmingham City Council and other councils highlighted.

Restructure planned as Brum chief steps down (Municipal Journal) Stephen Hughes featured in an article about his retirement plans from Birmingham City Council.

Regional Headlines

Body found in hunt for armed man Garry Foster

Police hunting an armed man in connection with alleged sex offences have found a body.

Wolverhampton £10.6m shops and offices scheme approved

A £10.6m project to create new shops and offices in Wolverhampton has been approved.

National Headlines

Royal Mail valued between £2.6bn and £3.3bn

Royal Mail is to be valued at between £2.6bn and £3.3bn, the government says.

Ban on car parking cameras and ‘spy cars’ considered in England

Fixed cameras and what critics call spy cars used to catch people parking illegally could be banned in England


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