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Media Watch – Dec 11

Media Watch – Dec 11

🕔11.Dec 2012
Curated from, written by geoffc

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Does city want to privatise bins (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Union officials were today demanding answers over the future of Birmingham’s bin collection system – amid fears it could be privatised.

Protest over Shelforce job cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC) A protest is held over job losses at a Birmingham City Council-run factory which employs people with learning disabilities.

Travel budget for pupils cut (Birmingham Mail) More than 1,900 pupils from Birmingham faith schools will have their free travel withdrawn by the city council under plans to save the authority £237,000 a year.

Green role for McKay in Europe ( James McKay, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for a green, safe and smart city, has been appointed chairman of the Eurocities Environment Forum, based in Brussels. The role makes him spokesman for European cities on environmental and sustainability issues.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Market Trader and Independent Retailer) Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market included in feature about festive markets.

Nikal gets green light for Birmingham Masshouse scheme (Construction News) Nikal has received outline planning permission to develop a 600,000 sq ft mixed use scheme comprising retail, commercial and residential units for the second phase of its Masshouse development in Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

London Midland on ‘warning list’
The prime minister warns London Midland action may be taken if it continues to cancel many services.

Boys charged over Wolverhampton canal attacks
Two teenage boys have been charged in connection to a series of attacks in which victims were pushed into the canal in the Wolverhampton area.

National Headlines

Clegg opposes web-monitoring bill
Nick Clegg says he will block plans to give police and intelligence services powers to monitor all internet use, in a further sign of divisions in the coalition.

Court hears GCSE grade challenge
An unprecedented legal challenge of last summer’s GCSE English results by an alliance including pupils and unions will open at the High Court later.



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