Media Watch – September 2

By on 02/09/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Birmingham council gets £4.4m Government vote of confidence (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has been given a £4.4 million Government handout to cover the cost of the council leadership’s improvement plan – called the Future Council programme.

Erdington man’s bins collected (BBC WM) Piece on Adrian Goldberg show about an elderly man whose recycling waste has been collected after a five-week delay. Follow-up from earlier story.

Religion and council to get closer with network (Express and Star) Birmingham City Council is set to form closer ties with faith groups in the city following the launch of a Faith Network.

Regional Headlines

Man charged with murder of West Bromwich woman
A man has been charged with murdering a woman in the West Midlands.

Police cars with no sirens risk response times, federation says
Police cars with no sirens are being used for emergency responses, delaying officers and potentially preventing arrests, the Police Federation says. West Midlands Police has a fleet of 109 Vauxhall Corsa cars intended for neighbourhood policing.

National Headlines

EU referendum: ‘Significant’ changes to rules for vote
Rules on campaigning in the UK’s in-out EU referendum are to face “significant” changes, the government is to announce.

NHS staff offered Zumba to stay healthy
NHS staff will be offered exercise classes in a bid to keep them fit and in work, NHS England’s chief executive is set to announce.


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