Media Watch – August 2

By on 02/08/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread comment following the Khyra Ishaq Serious Case Review (Sunday Telegraph, Observer, Sunday Express, News of the World, Daily Mail)

Revolution on way for city (Birmingham Mail) A revolution in local leadership will take place on May 3 2012 , as elections for a new Birmingham mayor and West Midlands police commissioner are held on the same day.

Protests over axed £5m youth centre (Birmingham Mail) Protests have been launched over the axing of a £5 million Birmingham youth centre (The Stockland Green Youth Centre) just weeks before building work was set to begin.

City jobs fund hit by £7m cuts shock (Birmingham Mail) Council leaders in Birmingham have voted to slash £7 million from a grant to tackle unemployment.

Car clockers ‘lost’ a million miles (Birmingham Mail) Three Birmingham men who admitted selling imported cars which had been clocked have been handed community orders. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11911

Bosses told ‘No excuses’ (Birmingham Mail) Bosses from Birmingham’s failing children’s social services department were given a dressing down by a Government Minister and told: ‘Make immediate improvements, and no excuses.”

£50,000 of fakes seized in swoop (Birmingham Mail) Counterfeit clothing worth £50,000 was seized from a Birmingham market stall in a swoop by trading standards officers. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11869

Chip shop posed serious health risk to customers (Environmental Health News) The former owner of a pest-infested chip shop has been fined £7,000 after admitting five food hygiene offences. Birmingham City Council EHOs closed Hajee’s Chip Shop after a routine inspection.

Regional Headlines

Church ‘oversubscribed’ for Pope’s visit to Birmingham
The Pope will beatify Cardinal Newman during his visit to Birmingham go to next month’s Papal Mass in the city.

Birmingham camera probe led by funds member
A review into cameras paid for out of a counter-terrorism fund is being headed by a member of the team which provided the funding.

Rugeley mother’s 36-week surgery wait
A woman who has waited 16 weeks for surgery to repair damage caused by post-Caesarean infection was this week told she must wait up to 20 weeks more.

National Headlines

Royal Marine and UK soldier killed in Afghanistan
Two UK servicemen have been killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Pakistan summons UK envoy over PM Cameron’s remarks
Pakistan’s government has summoned Britain’s envoy in Islamabad over recent remarks by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the Foreign Office says.

Cloned cow milk claim investigated
Reports that milk from a cloned cow’s offspring is on sale in the UK are being investigated.

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