Media Watch – April 4

By on 04/04/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

1,200 join Mayor’s health challenge (Birmingham Mail) More than 1,200 Brummies responded to a plea by the Lord Mayor Len Gregory to ‘beat a silent killer’ – and have their blood pressure checked.

£2m a year saving on city lights bill (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham will save £2 million a year in electricity charges when it swaps thousands of ageing street lights for hi-tech models, it has been claimed.

Boost for city youngsters (Birmingham Mail) The number of Birmingham youngsters in school, college or work  has increased over the past year, figures presented to Birmingham City Council’s education watchdog show.

Call to save kids’ centre (Birmingham Mail) Parents and governors at a Birmingham children’s centre Highfield Children’s Centre, Saltley) said they feared for their community in the face of major cuts.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Poetry of Drawing exhibition featured in the Sunday Times Critical List.

Brum pushes Big City Plan for Enterprise Zone (Estates Gazette) Birmingham’s Big City Plan is being lined up to become one of the country’s first 11 Enterprise Zones.

Regional Headlines

Police watchdog investigates death of man in Birmingham
The police watchdog is to investigate the death of a 29-year-old man after “dealings” with West Midlands Police.

Man charged with attempted murder of Chloe West
A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a 14-year-old girl who was stabbed outside her school.

OAP charged over murder
A pensioner has been charged with murdering a fellow resident at a Birmingham care home which shut down after being condemned by inspectors.

National Headlines

NHS reforms a betrayal, Labour’s Ed Miliband says
David Cameron will be “betraying the trust” of voters if he pushes ahead with government proposals to reform the NHS in England, Ed Miliband is to say.

New flat-rate state pension to be announced
Details of a new flat-rate state pension thought to be worth £155-a-week are due to be unveiled later on Monday.

RAF planning for six months in Libya, says chief
The RAF is planning on the basis that operations over Libya will last at least six months, its chief has said.

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