Media Watch – Oct 30

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Tunnel closure chaos (Birmingham Mail) City Council approves plan to close Birmingham city centre Queensway tunnels for six weeks next summer. The Mail claims the closure will cause chaos for commuters. The closure will allow highway contractors Amey to carry out refurbishment and modernisation work.

Council’s bonfire expenditure (Radio WM) Former Cllr Martin Mullaney has criticised the Council for its bonfire expenditure. The former Cllr claims the bill for this year’s event will double to £44k.

Unsafe seats sold on ebay (Birmingham Mail) Trading standards officers issue alert over hundreds of potentially-deadly baby seats and walkers. Hannah Davies featured.

CCTV BID to catch markets gunman (Birmingham Mail) Close scrutiny of CCTV will be carried out in a bid to identify two suspects involved in the gunshots at the Bullring markets.

Regional Headlines:

Birmingham is one of the first cities around the UK able to receive 4G mobile coverage.

London Midland has announced even more services will be affected this week due to driver shortage.
National Headlines:
Union members at Ford’s Southampton Transit factory say they are not ruling out industrial action over the planned closure of the plant.

Women invited for breast cancer screening in the UK are to be given more information about the potential harms of being tested.

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