Media Watch – April 10

By on 10/04/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Tragic dad calls for inquiry into 2011 city riots deaths (Birmingham Mail) A petition calling for a public inquiry into the deaths of three young men in the 2011 summer riots has been launched

Region set for historic shift of power worth billions (Birmingham Mail) The West Midlands is set for a historic political shake-up which could shift billions of pounds of spending power from Whitehall to the region. References Birmingham City Council’s accord with the four Black Country authorities

Air pollution warning (Big Centre TV) Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, has issued a warning to people with lung and heart problems as Birmingham braces itself for higher levels of air pollution

How fried chicken gobbled up the high street… with dire results for Britain’s health (Daily Mail) Article looking at the spread of fried chicken takeaways in UK high streets, notes that Birmingham City Council has declared that only one in ten premises in any shopping area should be a takeaway, after a warning that the city is facing a ‘public health emergency’ due to obesity

Regional Headlines:

More time to quiz terror suspects –Police are given more time to continue questioning three men arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences

Man guilty of canal suitcase murder – A killer who dismembered his tenant’s body before stuffing it into a suitcase which he dumped in a canal has been found guilty of murder

National Headlines:

Cricket legend Benaud dies aged 84 – Former Australia captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has died

UK pollution forecast prompts warning – Parts of the UK could reach the highest level of air pollution today

South Carolina police release second video – Police officials have released a dashboard camera video showing the moments before a police officer shot an unarmed man in the back


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