This news might make people in Birmingham slightly happier about being bypassed by the BBC in favour of Manchester…

“Of the 1,846 jobs created at the BBC’s MediaCity in Salford only 26 have gone to local people. Of the 26 locals who did get a job, eight were on six-month ‘ambassador’ contracts for 16-19 year olds, which involve meeting and greeting and pay between £3.64 an hour and £4.92 an hour.”