Media Watch – April 8

By on 08/04/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

BBC WM – a scrutiny report finds Birmingham City Council needs to do more for cyclists in the city. The council is now bidding for government funding to help improve provision . Report author Cllr Victoria Quinn interviewed

Beggar is banned from streets after decade of terror (Birmingham Mail) A violent beggar who targeted shoppers and businesses has been banned from three Birmingham suburbs after the city’s community safety partnership was granted an ASBO against him

Golfers united in drive to keep out developers (Birmingham Mail) Members of North Worcestershire Golf Club in Northfield say they are staying put despite approaches from developers to turn the site into a housing estate. Birmingham City Council said they are not working with any housing developers and there are no plans to build on the site

Alert after fake bleach seized during city raids (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council Trading Standards seized hundreds of bottles of counterfeit bleach during two separate raids in the city

Regional Headlines:

Two men injured in subway attack (BBC online) A man was shot in the hand and another stabbed in the back during an attack in Lee Bank on Saturday

Top chef Adam serves up jobs boost for city (Birmingham Mail) One of the UK’s hottest young chef’s is to open a restaurant in Birmingham that will create 20 new jobs and bolster the city’s growing reputation for high-end dining

National Headlines:

Changes begin for disability benefit – The new system of disability benefits begins for new claimants in some areas as critics express fears that support will be reduced

North Korea ‘preparing nuclear test’ – The South Korean unification minister has told parliament there are signs of increased activity in the North’s main test site

Briton loses death sentence appeal – Lindsay Sandiford has lost her appeal against her death sentence in Bali for drug trafficking

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