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🕔16.Jan 2013

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories

High-speed rail ‘could cost Brum £25m’ (BBC WM) The high-speed rail link from Birmingham to London could cost Brum a £25 million jobs bonanza. Sir Albert Bore interviewed.

New alcohol restricted areas in Birmingham (BBC WM) BCC’s Chris Neville interviewed about the now initiative to combat street drinking.

Fund boost brings Boulton table home (Birmingham Mail) A beautiful historic writing table has been returned to its original home at Birmingham’s Soho House, thanks to successful fundraising.

Birmingham City Council social worker off sick since 2003 (BBC) A social worker who has been off sick since 2003 says she has spent £15,000 on legal battles over the issue with Birmingham City Council.

Jane Raca: fighting for life support for her disabled son (Guardian) A mother has written a book detailing her experiences trying to get council help for her severely disabled son.

‘Give up your job if you want to adopt’ (Daily Mail) Middle-class couples who hope to adopt a child are regularly being warned that one of them must give up their job, a report has found. An inquiry by Birmingham council said: ‘There were several reports of adopters being told they would need to give up work. One participant left the process because of this.’

New Library of Birmingham archives to be protected by fire-free technology (Fire Times) Fire-free technology will be at the heart of the fire protection solution for the new Library of Birmingham.

Joint venture partner selected for Birmingham Science Park’s £35m digital plaza (Investment Now) Birmingham City Council owned Birmingham Science Park has selected Thomas Vale Construction Ltd as the joint venture partner for its £35m Digital Plaza development.

Regional Headlines

Russells Hall hospital baby death caused by staff mistakesA West Midlands hospital has admitted that midwives’ mistakes contributed to the death of a baby girl.

Mum and man ‘beat boy to death’
A two-year-old boy was “beaten to death” by his mother and her boyfriend, Birmingham Crown Court is told.

National Headlines

Helicopter in London crane crash
A helicopter has crashed into a crane at a building site in central London.

Inquiry into horsemeat in burgers
Investigations are under way to try to discover how horsemeat got into some beefburgers on sale in UK and Irish supermarkets, including Tesco.


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