Media Watch – April 20

By on 20/04/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Bus lane fighter Ben launches petition to get cash for drivers (Birmingham Mail) A city resident has started a petition as part of his ongoing campaign to get refunds for motorists who received fines for driving in bus lanes during the autumn of 2013.

Leading the rebuild in the wake of Trojan Horse (Birmingham Mail) In-depth interview feature with Adrian Packer, executive principal of the three Park View Educational Trust schools in Birmingham.

Sunday opening at Library of Birmingham has ended (Extensive local coverage) Stories on the start of new opening hours at the Library of Birmingham.

Life-saving health checks on offer at Vaisakhi Mela (BBC WM – Midlands Masala show) Visitors to one of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations will be offered a potentially life-saving health ‘MOT’ next week. Birmingham Public Health has joined forces with other health partners to carry out hundreds of FREE NHS Health Checks at the massive Vaisakhi Mela in Handsworth Park on April 26.

School paves way with water efficient garden (Birmingham Mail) Pupils at Redhill Primary School have a new garden and outdoor learning space created by a team of volunteers as part of a Severn Trent Water programme, a scheme also supported by the city council.

It’s turf war at German markets (Sunday Mercury and Daily Star) Coverage of the news that the city Christmas Craft Market is to relocate to Centenary Square as a result of the Paradise Circus redevelopment.

En suite toilet is no joke for Dawn (Birmingham Mail) A Stirchley woman has spoken of her shock after workmen installed a toilet in her daughter’s bedroom during renovation work at their council house. A council spokesperson quoted as saying the installation was a temporary measure during significant improvement work for her property.

Club loses licence as police say bosses had ‘zero control’ (Birmingham Mail) Club Paradise in Handsworth has lost its licence after its bosses claim they were unaware a shooting had taken place – because they were playing dominoes.

Nursery places cost way above average in Brum (Birmingham Mail) Figures from the Family and Childcare Trust suggest city parents are paying up to 40 per cent more for nursery places than the national average. A council spokesperson quoted as saying there is currently a review of early years provision ongoing to ensure it best serves the youngest in the city and their families.

Hajj firm must pay £38k to pilgrims (Asian Image) Further coverage of recent case brought by Birmingham City Council against Umrah & Hajj Specialist Ltd based on the Coventry Road in the city.

Regional Headlines

Aston Villa FC reach their first FA Cup Final since 2000 after defeating Liverpool 2-1 in their semi-final match yesterday.

No arrests were made during a protest and counter protest staged in Solihull on Saturday by the English Defence League and anti-facist groups.

National Headlines

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has led calls for more European Union action on sea migration after the latest deadly capsize of a boat in the Mediterranean.

The Post Office failed to find out why large cash shortfalls occurred at sub-post offices before starting civil and criminal proceedings against sub-postmasters, according to a report by forensic accountants.



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