Media Watch – April 27

By on 27/04/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Continued widespread coverage of the local election campaign

Free health checks at Vaisakhi Mela (BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM, Great Barr Observer) Visitors to one of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations were offered a potentially life-saving health ‘MOT’ as Birmingham Public Health joined forces with health colleagues to carry out hundreds of NHS Health Checks.

Birmingham is worst in country for rat infestations – pest control experts (Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury, Mirror, Birmingham – the largest local authority in the UK – had the largest number of call-outs to deal with rats over the last 12 months.

Plans submitted for multi-million pound rebuild of Sutton Coldfield school (Sutton Coldfield Observer) Formal plans for a new £20 million school in Sutton Coldfield have been submitted to the city council for approval. Detailed proposals to completely rebuild Plantsbrook School in Upper Holland Road were lodged at Birmingham City Council by Carillion Construction Limited and registered on Tuesday (April 21).

Playgroup scoops health eating award (Sutton Coldfield Observer) Staff and children at Walmley Pre-School Playgroup have proved to be heads, shoulders, knees and toes above the rest after scooping an award in recognition of their efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Brum on its marks for European ‘Capital of Running’ (Sunday Mercury) Runners taking part in the Great Birmingham 10k next weekend have been given a European boost – the city will soon be the European Capital of Running.

Regional Headlines

Northfield gunshots report: Police investigate ‘targeted attack’
Reports that shots were fired during a “targeted attack” in the Northfield area of Birmingham are being investigated, police have said.

Watford fan Nic Cruwys attack: Two more arrests
Two more people have been arrested in connection with an assault on a Watford football fan in Wolverhampton, police have said.

National Headlines

Continued widespread coverage of the General Election campaign

Nepal earthquake: UK gives £5m
The UK has given £5m to help people affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 3,000 people.


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.