Media Watch – Sept 10

By on 10/09/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Festival lights up city (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham was awash with sound, colour and high spirits as an estimated 210,000 people enjoyed ArtsFest celebrating the best of the city’s creativity.

‘Poorest will lose out under change’ (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham welfare advice service has predicted that the city’s most vulnerable people will be £181 per month worse off under Government changes to benefits.

Plan to build on success of Eid showcase (Birmingham Mail) Organisers of the popular Birmingham Eid Mela event in Cannon Hill Park have already started making plans to grow the festival next year.

Private sales lack protection (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy warns consumers about the risks involved when buying goods from a private seller.

Grave robbers (Birmingham Mail) Sick grave robbers have struck again at Witton Cemetery – two weeks after stealing from another gravestone.

Cash row casts a shadow over fest (Birmingham Mail) A row over money broke out at the start of this weekend’s ArtsFest after the Musicians Union revealed many performers went unpaid.

Bupa Great Birmingham Run support for Children’s Hospital (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader Cllr Ian Ward quoted on news that almost 1,000 runners in next month’s event will be raising funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Severely disabled man paid £52,000 in compensation over care delays by Birmingham City Council (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have apologised to the family of a severely disabled man who were left living in fear that he would be taken into care.

Regional Headlines

Up to 2.7m attend cultural events
Research shows up to 2.7m attended events and concerts across the West Midlands as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Castle Vale Performing Arts College headteacher Charlotte Blencowe refuses to meet parents over school uniform protests
The headteacher of troubled Castle Vale Performing Arts College is refusing to speak to parents after a row about school uniforms.

National Headlines

Parade to celebrate London 2012
British Olympic and Paralympic stars will take part in a victory parade in London later, hours after a spectacular Paralympics closing ceremony.

Safety inspections set to be cut
Plans to exempt thousands of businesses from health and safety inspections anger trade unions.

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