Media Watch – 31 March

By on 31/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Lamp-post is hiding its light under a bush (Birmingham Mail) A new lamp-post installed by workmen on a Boldmere road is completely blanketed by a large hedge.

On the frontline of the city’s war against rats (Birmingham Mail) Feature and news story looking at the work of Birmingham pest control officer Colin Watts.

It’s legal wedded bliss at last for Mr and Mr Trinder (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of the first same-sex wedding at Birmingham Register Office.

Birmingham fast food clampdown begins to bite (Planning Resource) Reports that Birmingham City Council has refused almost half of applications for new takeaways since adopting a new policy to limit the number of fast food outlets across the city.

TV documentary on dangerous dogs sparks viewer outrage (Dog World) Ongoing coverage of Dangerous Dogs TV documentary. Our statement.

20mph zone concerns (ITV Central) Residents have voiced concerns that the speed limit for Kyotts Lake Road, Sparkbrook is to remain at 30mph.

Teachers ‘assaulted and marginalised in Islamising plot' (Daily Telegraph) Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, alleges ‘Trojan Horse’ plan to import hardline views into schools

Regional Headlines

Man charged with murdering wife
A man is charged with stabbing his estranged wife to death in her Wolverhampton home.

Network Rail plans £38bn investment
Network Rail, announces a £38bn infrastructure investment including upgrading Birmingham New Street station.

National Headlines

New inquests into Hillsborough deaths
New inquests are to begin later into the deaths of 96 men, women and children in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

‘Cinderella’ cruelty law considered
The government is “seriously” considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children in England and Wales, the BBC understands.

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