Media Watch – April 23

By on 23/04/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

MP eyes legal bid over green waste collection (Birmingham Mail) A city MP (John Hemming) has warned he'll take Birmingham Council to court in a bid to force the cash-strapped local authority into collecting green waste from our streets.  Quotes council spokesperson.

OAP waits month for a green bin (Birmingham Mail) An OAP has blasted the month-long wait for her green bin - a delay that left her with ten sackfuls of garden rubbish.  Quotes council spokesperson.

We'll scrap £35-a-year 'garden tax', say Tories (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Tories have vowed to scrap the £35-a-year 'garden tax' and restore free doorstep collections of grass cuttings if they take control of the council next month.  Quote Cllr Robert Alden.

Trojan Horse latest coverage (The Asian Age, National Post (Canada), The Independent (web), ITV (web), BBC and BBCWM) Stories include Sir Michael Wilshaw overseeing the inspections, Easter Eggs being broken, debate at NUT conference and comments by Khalid Mahmood MP that the three separate investigation will cause increased confusion.

Regional Headlines

Worshippers lead tributes as mosque chairman dies at 90 - Tributes flooded in last night following the death of Dr Mohammed Naseem, the chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque, at the age of 90. His funeral takes place on Thursday 24 April.

‘High violence rate’ at youth prison – A damning report into a young offenders institute (Brinsford) finds violence levels too high, inefficient security and drug usage three times above targets.

Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work – Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.

National Headlines

Violent crime ‘continues to fall’ – Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.

Three children found dead in London – A woman is arrested after three children are found dead at an address in south London.

US threatens more Russia sanctions – US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.

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