Media Watch – Dec 20

By on 20/12/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Budget cuts for city 'are unfair' (Birmingham Mail) The government is penalising Birmingham while authorities in the south-east prosper, Sir Albert Bore has said following the local government settlement

Brum's obese children face health timebomb (Birmingham Mail) City health chiefs have highlighted a 'crisis' in childhood obesity gripping the city which will cost the taxpayer £2.6 billion a year by 2050

Two Birmingham children's homes closed temporarily (BBC Midlands Today and BBC online) Cllr Brigid Jones interviewed about two homes which have ceased operations following Ofsted inspections

Brum's green policies 'lacking in ambition' (Birmingham Mail)The city council's new environmentally-friendly policy lacks ambition, according to the Green Party leader

Youngsters enjoy free ride (Birmingham Mail) Youngsters from a city special school (Calthorpe) got in a spin when they enjoyed free rides at the Frankfurt Christmas Market

Gritting lorries out after icy roads warning (Birmingham Mail) Gritters in Birmingham and Worcestershire were out last night following a drop in temperature

Regional Headlines:

Prison faces continued drugs problem – A new report from Birmingham Prison’s monitoring board says the atmosphere at the jail is improving, but that drugs remain a problem

£3.5m heroin deal gang get 200 years in prison - A gang of drug dealers linked to £3.5m of heroin and hundreds of thousands of pounds in cash have been jailed for more than 200 years

National Headlines:

Probe into theatre ceiling collapse – Investigators try to establish why part of the ceiling collapsed at London’s Apollo Theatre injuring 76 people, seven of them seriously

Police 'failure' over Rochdale abuse – Greater Manchester Police will admit it let down six young girls who were sexually exploited by nine men in Rochdale

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