Media Watch – Aug 7

By on 07/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

£1.3m plan to end residents' 25-year battle (Birmingham Mail) A 25 year battle over noise and parking at a Minworth industrial park may soon be over, thanks to a £1.32m investment. Cllr Barrie quoted.

New Moseley bid for Billesley stand (Birmingham Mail) Moseley Rugby Club have confirmed they have submitted a planning application to build a permanent stand at their Billesley Common ground. The proposal would see the creation of the South Birmingham Sports Village.

Streets to become 'Playful Places' on National Play Day (BBC WM) Children on three Birmingham roads will be reclaiming the streets for 'playing out' to celebrate this year's National Play Day theme of 'Playful Places' on Wednesday 7 August.

Birmingham rolls out free public WI-Fi (Computer Weekly.com) Focus on the council's decision to provide free wifi access across key parts of the city centre as part of a plan to improve broadband coverage in the city.

Woman wins case to leave 'unsafe' flat (Independent) The report states that a mother-of-four won her case to move from her ninth-floor council flat because she feared her children could fall to their deaths. In fact the court dismissed the resident's appeal; the council did not lose the case but chose to agree to the court order.

Regional Headlines

Motorists will receive warning letters and could then be fined if they misuse hard shoulders in the West Midlands, the Central Motorway Police Group says.

Fire crews remain at Premier Waste recycling plant following a blaze involving 500 tonnes of paper.

National Headlines

The Crown Prosecution Service criticises one of its barristers for referring to a 13-year-old sex abuse victim in court as “predatory”.

A UKIP politician filmed saying British aid should not be sent to “bongo bongo land” stands by his comments.

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