Media Watch – Feb 15

By on 15/02/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Police investigation into death of nine-year-old schoolboy (Birmingham Mail) Body of Erdington Hall primary school pupil discovered at his home on Monday evening. Statement from school quoted. Police have referred the death to the Birmingham Coroner.

Cost of Lord Mayor-making ceremony cut (Birmingham Mail) The ceremony to welcome Birmingham's new Lord Mayor will be reduced this year, following proposals put forward by the Lord Mayor's Advisory Panel.

City food firm tests its beef (Birmingham Mail) Focus on a Hockley-based company, whose beef has been given all-clear in wake of horse contamination issue.  BCC quoted, tests of all samples by environmental health officers so far all clear and schools have received assurances from suppliers over food quality.

car2go brings smart car sharing to Birmingham (Birmingham Mail) Plans are gearing up for a new car sharing scheme that will put 250 Smart cars on the streets of Birmingham.

Chained up for baths protest (Birmingham Mail) Former councillor Martin Mullaney chained himself to a railing inside Moseley Road Baths in protest at cuts.

Fine for owners if dogs foul the streets (Birmingham Mail) Dog owners who let their pets foul Birmingham's pavements and parks could soon face fines of up to £75 under new powers agreed by the council's licensing committee. Councillor Barbara Dring quoted.

Birmingham is ahead for floorspace (Municipal Journal) Birmingham has been ranked highest performing city and district in the country for its ‘commercial floorspace’ in the ”Environment and Infrastructure” category of an inward investment guide. Councillor Tahir Ali quoted.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham ‘youth oriented’ online TV channel launched.

Strike over sacked Halesowen College lecturers.

National Headlines

Retailers criticised over horsemeat.

Dog attacks action plan labelled inadequate by MPs.

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