Media Watch – Dec 14

By on 14/12/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Go-ahead for school with no play area (B'ham Mail) Controversial plans to open a free school with no playground next to one of Birmingham's busiest shopping centres have been approved by local Government secretary, Eric Pickles. Birmingham councillors had rejected planning permission saying it was unacceptable location for a school.

Baths Future in doubt after council u-turn (B'ham Mail) Campaigners said they feared for the future of Moseley Road Baths after the council performed a u-turn over its multi million pound upgrade. Cllr Lisa Trickett said: “Promises to match fund this project were made by the previous administration, but nothing was allocated in the capital programme so it is not clear where the money was coming from.”
Regional Headlines
Norovirus closes Birmingham’s City Hospital to visitors
City Hospital in Birmingham is closed to visitors because of an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

West Midlands Police officer Daniel Watts in misconduct charge
A West Midlands detective has appeared in court charged with handing sensitive information to suspected criminals.


National Headlines

Nick Clegg calls for royal commission on drugs reform

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for a royal commission on drugs, just five days after the prime minister and the home secretary rejected the idea.
Miliband: Too little done to integrate UK society
“Too little” has been done to integrate people who have settled in British society. Ed Miliband is due to say in a speech later.

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