Media Watch – April 2

By on 02/04/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Travellers sneak up on the rails… (Birmingham Mail) Cheeky travellers moved on to a site in Birmingham under the noses of workmen who were installing rails to stop them getting onto the land.

When summer bites back (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy offers tips on tackling unwanted visits by wasps this summer.

A festival to re-animate the city (Independent) Birmingham has been reinvigorated by a biennial expression of art that turns the city into a stage (International Dance Festival Birmingham)

Cannabis factory found at council dump (Birmingham Mail) Police have smashed a cannabis farm at a Birmingham rubbish tip. Nineteen plants were seized when officers raided the Perry Barr depot, which is run by environmental services firm Veolia.

Protest over playing field housing plan (Birmingham Mail) Residents in Quinton have protested against plans to build 133 homes on former school playing fields.

Housing sub-letting crackdown (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of council and social housing tenants, illegally sub-letting their properties, face jail or fines of up to £50,000 under proposed new laws.

Restaurants in green win (Birmingham Mail) The city’s greenest eateries have been honoured at the third annual Birmingham Green Restaurant Awards.

Albert’s mayor dream is over (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Labour leader Sir Albert Bore has admitted giving up on his 12-year dream of becoming the city’s first elected mayor because of the party’s strict campaign timetable.

Regional Headlines

Elderly man’s death ‘suspicious’
Police treat the death of a elderly man who was found at a property in Willenhall, West Midlands, as suspicious.

Miliband to launch poll campaign
Ed Miliband will pledge to govern for the whole country when he launches Labour’s campaign for next month’s English local elections in Birmingham later.

National Headlines

Events mark Falklands anniversary
Events are being held in Britain and Argentina to mark the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands invasion, amid renewed tensions between the countries.

Scotland on alert for snowfall
The Met Office issues a yellow alert warning for snow across most of Scotland, with accumulations of up to 10cm likely.

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