Media Watch – August 25

By on 25/08/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Club closed for good after shootings and a stabbing (Birmingham Mail) A city centre nightclub (the Electric in Hurst Street, formerly the Oceana) has been closed permanently after two men were shot in the legs and a third stabbed during disorder on the dance floor.  Quotes Cllr Barbara Dring.

Go-ahead for homes despite parking shortage (Birmingham Mail) City planners have given the go-ahead for a major 335 home development, despite concerns there are not enough car park spaces for residents. Quotes Cllr Gareth Moore and planning officer Lesley Sheldrake.

Chamber backs new combined authority (BBC online) Plans for a new West Midlands Combined Authority have been backed by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

Birmingham’s tallest tower granted planning permission (ADF (Architects Datafile), Construction News Plus) Doone Silver’s design for a new landmark tower in Birmingham for Sterling Property Ventures and Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP has been given planning permission from Birmingham City Council.

Regional Headlines:

Rape victim carried in Birmingham CCTV images – CCTV images of a rape victim being carried nearly unconscious across a street by her suspected attacker have been released by police.

Parents-of-nine ‘threatened with jail’ over children’s sick days – A couple (in Walsall) with nine children claim to have been threatened with jail over their youngsters’ school sick days.

Birmingham to Inverness flight affected by technical fault – An Inverness-bound aircraft with 73 passengers on board was turned back to Birmingham Airport shortly after take-off following a technical fault.

National Headlines:

Chinese stocks tumble for a second day after global fall – The Shanghai Composite, China’s main stock exchange, fell 7.6% on Tuesday – after losing 8.5% on what state media have called China’s “Black Monday”.

Quebec plane crash: UK Foreign Office seeking victim identities – The Foreign Office says it is “urgently working” with Canadian authorities to learn the identity of the victims of a plane crash in which six people died.

Labour leadership: Candidates meet amid vote infiltration claims – Labour’s four leadership candidates are expected to meet acting party leader Harriet Harman, amid claims the vote may be infiltrated by opponents.


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