Media Watch – April 28

By on 28/04/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Call for power to go to all councils (Birmingham Mail) Council leaders have demanded that whoever forms the next government hands power to local authorities

End of a Brum chapter (Birmingham Mail) Images of the demolition of the Central Library

Birmingham tackles inactivity with running plan (BBC online, Guardian) Birmingham City Council has backed a £3m investment to fund running events and encourage some of its most inactive residents to get involved. Inactivity in Birmingham contributes to increased rates of diabetes, chronic heart disease, breast cancer, bowel cancer and stroke, costing the NHS £20m a year

Regional Headlines:

Man in hospital after Sparkbrook shooting – A man has suffered serious facial injuries after being shot

Nurse in breast cancer op ‘mix up’ – A breast cancer nurse underwent unnecessary surgery at New Cross hospital after being wrongly diagnosed

National Headlines:

‘Eight million’ hit by Nepal quake – Eight million people have been affected by the Nepal earthquake and 1.4m are in need of food aid, the UN says

Baltimore emergency as riots erupt – The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests linked to the death of a black manned fatally injured in police custody


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