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Media Watch – Jan 7

Media Watch – Jan 7

🕔07.Jan 2013

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Khyra family to sue council (Birmingham Mail) The brothers and sisters of Khyra Ishaq are suing Birmingham City Council for failing to prevent the horrific abuse and neglect they suffered at the hands of her killers.

Show us the money, councils urge PHE (Birmingham Mail, Local government leaders have hit out at delays in announcing the levels of funding they are to receive to support their new public health role. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, Steve Bedser, has today warned that the delay is hampering efforts to prepare for the handover.

School SATs exam results withdrawn (Birmingham Mail) Exam results at a Birmingham primary school (Woodgate Primary School) have been withdrawn or amended following an investigation into allegations of cheating.

Families on breadline face extra £256 council tax bill (Birmingham Mail) Struggling families still face an additional £256 a year council tax bill under revised plans for benefits set to be adopted next week. Plans to reduce council tax benefits in Birmingham have been revised, meaning that some families, those with employment and support allowance and those with carer’s premiums, will not have to chip in from April.

Widespread coverage of the new Staffordshire Hoard discovery.

Talking the gangs out of their guns (Sunday Times) Jan Kinber of Birmingham’s Community Safety Partnership quoted in an article looking at the ten years since the shootings of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare.

Gem Quarter move for historic office (Birmingham Mail) One of Birmingham’s oldest businesses is set to relocate to new premises in the Jewellery Quarter after securing planning permission.

Guard against holiday horrors (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy reveals top tips for buying package holidays.

Regional Headlines

Man dies in factory ‘accident’
A man dies at a Wolverhampton cardboard factory in a suspected industrial accident, police say.

Wolves agree terms with Saunders
Wolves agree terms with Doncaster boss Dean Saunders to become their new manager, after dismissing Stale Solbakken.

National Headlines

Coalition ‘steadfast and united’
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are to insist the coalition is strong as they unveil a series of initiatives to mark the halfway point in their government.

Child benefit changes take effect
More than a million better-off families will lose some or all of their child benefit, under changes which came into force at midnight.


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