Media watch – August 31

By on 31/08/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Wheelie bin plan stalls over funds (Birmingham Mail) Consultation over the introduction wheelie bins has been out off until a Government funding bid has been confirmed. Cllr McKay quoted saying the most effective way to consult is to await the outcome of the bidding process

Debate concerning new squatting laws and claims of lack of housing, with reports from Highgate Park House in Birmingham – WM, BBC Breakfast

‘Tombstone’ tower plan bites the dust (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a large tower rising above the central fire station have been scrapped

Benefit cut ‘hits poor’ (Birmingham Mail) Some of Birmingham’s poorest families are facing an extra £300 a year council tax bill following Government benefit cuts. Sir Albert Bore quoted saying this is a Government-imposed change that the city cannot afford to absorb

Regional Headlines:

‘Back Brum airport as world gateway’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham airport should e turned into a major UK gateway, MPs have demanded

Tree-delayed rail services resume (BBC online) A London Midland line has reopened after a fallen tree caused disruption

National Headlines:

Ofqual to rul on English GCSEs

Assange ‘facing year in embassy’

New law to ‘slam shut the door’ on squatters

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