Media Watch – Sept 10

By on 10/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Council borrows extra £25m for city bins rollout (Birmingham Mail) Costs of rolling our wheelie bins across the city have rocketed with the council forced to borrow an extra £25 million. Cllr McKay said he has been clear from the outset of the bidding process that it would be funded  by a mixture of government grant and council money, and that the figures have been in the public domain for a year

New figures show city is a homeless hotspot (Birmingham Mail) A total of 892 people were accepted as homeless by Birmingham City Council in the three months to June. The council said the figures reflect the size of the local authority area but that homeless acceptances have decreased  by 12 per cent, compared to a national increase of five per cent

Apprentices signed by city council (Birmingham Mail) The council’s audit and finance department has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy to offer apprenticeships to two young people from the city

Regional Headlines:

Jaguar to create 1,700 new jobs (BBC online) Jaguar Land Rover is to create 1,700 jobs at its plant in Solihull

Malala and Brown in Syria school appeal (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Gordon Brown have helped launch a campaign to find school places for displaced Syrian children

Deloitte fined £14m over MG Rover (BBC online) Accountancy firm Deloitte is fined a record £14m over its advice to investors

National Headlines:

Obama ‘could pause Syria plans’ – President Obama says he will put plans for a military strike on Syria on hold if the country places its chemical weapons under international control

Show courage, Milliband tells unions – Ed Milliband will urge unions to have ‘the courage to change’, as he attempts to persuade them to back an overhaul of the way Labour is funded

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