Media Watch – Dec 10

By on 10/12/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Binmen to strike before Christmas (Birmingham Mail, BBC Radio WM) Birmingham’s binmen are set to announce they will go on strike on Monday December 20.

Sneak peek at new library (Birmingham Mail) As the first anniversary of building work nears, computer generated images of the interior have been released.

Tinsel ban? Must be elf and safety (Daily Express) Untrue reports that residents of a Birmingham sheltered housing scheme have been banned from putting up Christmas decorations.

Fury at 8am booze sales (Birmingham Mail) Residents fear their Birmingham neighbourhood will be overrun with drunken youths after a post office was granted permission to sell alcohol at 8am.

Birmingham set to reduce children’s interventions (Community Care) Birmingham’s children’s services department is poised to cut back on interventions as part of a cost saving plan.

Birmingham triples spend on grave testing (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council spent almost £200,000 on controversial safety tests for grave headstones in just four years, it has emerged.

Regional Headlines

Dudley woman died of industrial disease, inquest finds
A verdict of death by industrial disease was returned into the death of a West Midlands woman who contracted Legionnaires’ disease, solicitors said.

Black Country children’s plays at RSC Stratford theatre
Some of the first writers to have works performed at the refurbished Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatres have been pupils from the Black Country.

National Headlines

Student fees protest: Questions on police handling
Questions have been raised about police handling of tuition fee protests after a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was attacked.

Warning as key youth reoffending rate rises
The National Audit Office says the number of young people reoffending following a more serious community sentence has gone up since 2000.

Brothers’ campaign to strike off German GP fails
Two brothers have failed in their campaign to have the German doctor who killed their father struck off in his home country.

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