Media Watch – Aug 13

By on 13/08/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Fury as works on Tesco site ‘pushed back’ (Birmingham Mail) Residents and councillors are furious after it was revealed that a new supermarket which will create more than 300 jobs in Birmingham will not be open until 2017 – 16 years after it was first proposed.

Golden girl’s all set to get Brum up and running (Birmingham Mail) Commonwealth Games golden girl Jodie Stimpson has been chosen as the official starter for this year’s |Bupa Great Birmingham Run.

Inquiry into why people shun Birmingham City Council meetings (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council has launched an inquiry to find out why so few people attend local meetings and hold their councillors to account.

Manchester drivers fined for licensing offences (Private Hire & Taxi Monthly) In a story about two black cab drivers in Manchester fined for breaking licensing rules, Birmingham City Council was highlighted as an example of best practice for regularly updating an online list of prosecutions.

Regional Headlines

‘Bedroom tax’ lorry death was suicide
A woman took her own life by walking in front of a lorry on a motorway after leaving a note blaming the government, a coroner rules.

Four arrests after hit-and-run crash
Three people are arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run crash which left a man seriously injured.

National Headlines

RAF jets in Cyprus for Iraq mission
RAF Tornado jets from the UK arrive in Cyprus to support relief efforts in Iraq, as the Foreign Office says Chinook helicopters will also be sent to assist aid operations.

Head teachers plan own league tables
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.

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