Media Watch – Dec 17

By on 17/12/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Handsworth leisure centre renamed after Nelson Mandela (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Handsworth leisure centre is to be renamed Nelson Mandela Health and Wellbeing Centre, officials said.

Letter signals end for city's historic Fusiliers (Birmingham Mail) Deputy Lord Mayor of Birmingham City Council John Lines has received confirmation of the disbandment of The Second Battalion Of The Royal Regiment Of Fusiliers

Volunteers launch battle to save parks and keepers (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s army of park volunteers have launched a campaign against £2.6 million council cuts which will turn park keepers and rangers into endangered species.

Plans to build new Kings Norton dementia care home rejected (Birmingham Mail) Plans to build a 60-bed dementia care home on a suburban street have been rejected by councillors amid fears over parking and traffic chaos.

Regional Headlines

Airport expansion options set out
Plans to expand Birmingham Airport are put on hold, while new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick are among the options short-listed by the Airports Commission.

Fifty cars on fire at scrapyard
Four fire crews spend the night in Smethwick attending a fifty-car fire at a Spon Lane scrapyard.

National Headlines

People born in 60s and 70s ‘poorer
‘People born in the 1960s and 1970s will only be wealthier than the previous generation in retirement if they inherit money, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says.

Car insurance premiums ‘too high’
Motor insurance premiums are unnecessarily high for all drivers owing to the complex chain of claims, the Competition Commission says.

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