Media Watch – Nov 5

By on 05/11/2010 in Media Watch

Birmingham City Council Headlines

Disabled man stuck in blaze (Birmingham Mail) Disabled man dies after a fire in his second floor council-owned property. His family claim council refused to allow him to apply for specially adapted bungalow, while coronner suggest council needs to work with fire service to make it easier for them to more quickly access secure doors at such properties. 

Booze good for economy (Birmingham Mail) Drug and alcohol action team to focus on positive aspects of the alcohol industry to local economy as part of 2011 campaigning – rather than simply warning of health risks – issue discussed at Scrutiny meeting.

Rudge in a tight spot (Birmingham Mail) Labour question Cllr Rudge in full council meeting over photograph of him parked in a disabled parking bay.

Pype Hayes Bonfire Night (Radio WM) Joan Durose appears on BBC WM Breakfast to promote Council-run fireworks display at Pype Hayes

King comes home (Birmingham Mail) 1913 built statue of Edward VII completes move to Centenary Square  after £114k restoration project. Cllr Mullaney welcomes its move.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham universities set to lose £100m in funding under Government spending cuts

Police investigation begins in Tysely after body found in Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

National Headlines

RBS back in red with £1.4B deficit

BBC begins 48 hour strike

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