Media Watch – Sept 24

By on 24/09/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Nursery lied after boy, 3, nearly died (Birmingham Mail) A nursery (Little Hippos in Newtown) has been ordered to pay more than 23,000 after a boy of three was left fighting for his life in a fall from a fire escape staircase. Cllr Barbara Dring quoted.

Victims urged to voice views (Birmingham Mail) Victims’ Champion Cllr Jess Phillips is urging victims of crime and antisocial behaviour to take part in the development of a new Victims’ Charter for Birmingham.

Council staff clock up 58,635 sick days (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council staff took 58,635 days off sick between April and July this year, new figures have revealed.

Transformed school soars up the table (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham school (Stockland Green Technology College) which was languishing in the league tables just four years ago has won praise from a government watchdog.

Don’t leave it late to complain (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy offers tips and advice on shopppers’ consumer rights.

Hotel has room for a new owner (Birmingham Mail) A historic Midland hotel building (Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, formerly the Railway Hotel) could be revived after spending years as a council register office.

Regional Headlines

Mitchell must explain row – Clegg
The MP for Sutton Coldfield and Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell should give a full account of his row with police at the gates of Downing Street, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.

Plans to buy night air ambulance
Staff at the Midlands Air Ambulance announce plans to buy a new helicopter to run at night at a cost of £4.5m.

National Headlines

High winds and rain lash the UK
Many parts of the UK can expect an average monthly rainfall in 24 hours, while a woman is killed by a falling tree branch in high winds in London.

Cable promises ‘business bank’
The government is to put £1bn into a bank designed to increase lending to businesses, Vince Cable will tell the Lib Dem conference.

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