Media Watch – August 26

By on 26/08/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Friends and family in final farewell to tragic sisters Lily and Shelley (Birmingham Mail, ITV Central, BBC online) A grieving community gathered to say farewell to two little girls who died after being struck by a car. Cllr Waseem Zaffar quoted in Mail and BBC

Brum’s biggest nightclubs shut after serious violence (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s biggest nightclubs – Rainbow, Gatecrasher and Electric – are currently closed after police ordered expedited licence reviews. The cases were held before the city council’s licensing sub-committees

£8m fund to support businesses is praised (Express & Star, Big Centre TV) A grant scheme, managed by Birmingham City Council, that helps businesses across the region grow and invest has been praised. Cllr Tahir Ali quoted in E&S

May’s praise for inner city group battling extremists (Birmingham Mail online) Inner city group Upstanding Neighbourhoods has been praised by the home secretary for challenging extremism. A detailed comment included from Cllr James McKay

Regional Headlines:

Bigamist spent dying wife’s benefits – A bigamist who spent his terminally-ill wife’s benefits has been jailed

National Headlines:

China shares fall despite rate cut – Chinese shares fall another 1.27% after the central bank’s rate cut fails to stem losses

Vulnerable ‘not supported in custody’ – About a quarter of a million vulnerable people are not receiving the support of an ‘appropriate adult’ while in police custody, a report suggests

Missing sought after Shoreham crash – Investigators continue to search for seven suspected missing people after the Shoreham air crash


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