Media Watch – Aug 28

By on 28/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Little Stars serious case review (Extensive local and national coverage) A review led by Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has concluded that concerns over the conduct of nursery worker Paul Wilson were not properly investigated by Ofsted or the city council.

World Indoor Athletics championships bid (BBC WM) Deputy City Council Leader Ian Ward interviewed about the council's intention to bid for the 2016 event, saying that it would be a chance to carry on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics.

Dog walking changes (BBC WM) Feature on public consultation led by the council which could lead to restrictions on the areas in which dog owners would be able to walk their pets. Views for and against changes to the law aired.

We are family (Birmingham Mail) Two single mums and their sons have been chosen as “The Real Birmingham Family” by a panel of community, cultural and religious figures - and will now be immortalised in bronze as a statue outside the new Library of Birmingham.

Council to charge £35 for collecting garden waste (Birmingham Mail) Article reiterating a decision made as part of the 2013/14 budget process - Cabinet Member Cllr James McKay quoted as reminding residents of the change to current arrangement, citing government cuts as the reason for the introduction of an opt-in chargeable service.

Regional Headlines

West Midlands UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass is taking his own party to court after being told by officials he will not be able to stand for re-election.

A Royal Navy reservist from Kings Norton has been praised for the role he played during an operation to free 13 Yemeni fishermen who had been held hostage by pirates for seven days off the coast of Somalia.

National Headlines

David Cameron has discussed Syria with Barack Obama by telephone as Britain and the US consider intervention.

Hospital patients should have their kidneys checked to spot a potentially lethal condition affecting one in six of those admitted, say new guidelines.

Ryanair has been told to reduce its stake in rival Irish carrier Aer Lingus by the UK Competition Commission.

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