Media Watch – Aug 20

By on 20/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

'Half price' strawberries cost Tesco £300,000 fine (Widespread national and local coverage) Tesco Stores Limited was fined £300,000 following a prosecution by the council's trading standards about misleading the public on a 'half price' offer regarding punnets of strawberries.

Brum workers caught short by 'lack of loos' (Birmingham Mail) Unison claims that many outdoor workers finding it increasingly difficult to locate a lavatory outside.

Dental hospital work to begin 'within weeks' (Birmingham Mail) Work to start in autumn on a £34m state-of-the-art Birmingham dental hospital, once likened to 'Soviet-style architecture at its worst' by Birmingham planners.

Kids saddle up for party (Birmingham Mail) The Big Bike Bonanza rolled into Pype Hayes Park at the weekend, bringing entertainment for cyclists of all ages. Organised by Bike North Birmingham, launched by the council two years ago.

Regional Headlines

The number of West Midlands Ambulance staff being attacked while working falls by almost a fifth in the past year, the service says.

Five more police forces, including the West Midlands force, are to pilot a scheme whereby mental health nurses will accompany officers to incidents, the government has announced.

National Headlines

Miranda detention ‘legally sound’ – Scotland Yard has defended using the Terrorism Act to detain the partner of a Guardian journalist who has published revelations about UK and US security services

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held – Spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie is arrested in Cairo

Male bonuses ‘double those of women’ – The pay gap between men and women is exacerbated by bonuses given to male managers

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