Media Watch – April 2

By on 02/04/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

New autism campaign launched in Birmingham (BBC WM) Jon Tomlinson interviewed about a new campaign  to highlight the issue of Autism in adults in Birmingham

Poll boost for plan as 80% back 20mph (Birmingham Mail) Nearly 80 per cent of people think 20mph speed limits should be the norm, around schools, in residential streets and in village, town and city centres

Takeaways to go away: ban on fast-food outlets is welcomed in city where 64% are overweight (Independent) Cllr Steve Bedser quoted in story on Birmingham City Council planning restrictions for fast food takeaways. He is also on BBC WM talking about the same subject

More heads raise fears with council over 'Islamic plot' (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham education bosses are believed to be inundated with letters and calls from anxious head teachers and governors
Regional Headlines:

Teenager jailed for park murder – A teenager who stabbed a schoolboy in a Birmingham park is jailed for a minimum of 16 years
Force facing huge bill after 500 officers win retirement case - More than 500 former police officers have lodged costly legal cases against West Midlands Police

National Headlines:

High air pollution 'set to spread' – High levels of air pollution which have been affecting parts of England are set to get worse and spread, the government warns
Tsunami alert after 8.2 Chile quake – An earthquake of 8.2 magnitude strikes off the coast of northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and killing at least five people

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