Media watch – September 16

By on 16/09/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

£12m Lib Dem Brum bonanza (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is set for a £12m bonanza when 8,000 delegates, journalists and exhibitors arrive in the city for the Lib Dem conference. Road restrictions for conference (BBC online) Details of road closures and restrictions in the city during the conference

Public to have a say on mayor (Birmingham Mail) As part of wider coverage of the Lib Dem conference, a small article on plans for a referendum next year on an elected mayor

Council staff set for strike (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of city council workers are set to strike in the latest walk-out over new contracts. The council says the new contract is needed to head off the threat of equal pay legal action

Children’s services in Birmingham are changing (Municipal Journal) Birmingham’s vision is to be an inspiring place for children to live in. The search is now on for two of the most senior post at the council, inclouding strategic director for CYPF. Article by Councillor Alan Rudge

Serial burglar walked into flat fitted with spy cameras (Daily Telegraph) A flat owned by BCC was fitted out with secret cameras in a bid to catch a burglar who plagued a tower block

City leader ‘shuns’ talks on markets (Birmingham Mail) Ladywood MP Shabana Mahmood says she has asked for a meeting with the council leader but has yet to receive a reply

OAP, 92, in care homes fees row (Birmingham Mail) The son of a disabled woman is being sued by BCC for unpaid care home fees

5 schoolkids knocked down in 24 hours (Birmingham Mail) A teenager knocked down in College Rd, Kingstanding is the latest of five who have been in accidents in Midlands roads in the last 24 hours. A council spokesman said plans to reduce the College Rd speed limit from 40mph to 30mph would be implemented within weeks
Regional Headlines:

Sims under fire over riot claims (Birmingham Mail) West Midlands chief constable has rejected claims at a House of Commons inquiry that his officers failed to protect residents during last month’s disturbances

CBSO players take pay cut (Birmingham Mail) Musicians with the flagship CBSO have taken a pay cut to help meet a £300,000 funding shortfall

WM – an educational psychologist says too many children in the West Midlands are on medication for ADHD
National Headlines:

One of trapped miners found dead
Denmark’s first woman PM elected
Overseas doctors ‘unready for UK’

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