Media Watch – August 31

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Double cycling boost for city (Birmingham Mail) A multi-million pound initiative to promote cycling and walking has been launched in the north of the city.

Change of name okay by Povey (Birmingham Mail) Bears chief executive Colin Povey is comfortable with the renaming of the famous ‘City End’ of Edgbaston as the ‘Birmingham End’ at the request of the city council.

The big Christmas shopping spree (Group Travel Organiser) Look ahead to the festive season featuring Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market.

Trial of Nectar points for waste paper (Materials Recycling Week) England’s biggest council is to trial a recycling scheme that offers Nectar points to incentivise household paper waste collections.

Regional Headlines

Hospital error paralysed girl, 14
A teenage girl from south Wales was left permanently paralysed after a spinal anaesthetic was wrongly left in place for more than two days, a Birmingham hospital admits.

More arrests over riot car deaths
Two more people are arrested in connection with the deaths of three men killed during recent rioting in Birmingham.

National Headlines

Bank reforms to go ahead – Cable
Business Secretary Vince Cable calls bankers “disingenuous” for warning reforms could damage economic recovery, and says reform must happen.

Gender pay gap ‘to last 98 years’
It will take almost a century for women managers in the UK to be paid the same as their male counterparts, a study says.

Wootton’s tributes draw to close
The people of Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire are to mark the end of military repatriations through the town, after four years and a ceremony that has been seen around the world.

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