Media Watch – Dec 23

By on 23/12/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

German market may be moving as library comes down in 2015 (Birmingham Mail) Speculative piece about what will happen to the Christmas market next year when work will be underway on the Paradise development.

A 17-year-old (who will be 18 come election day) has announced he will stand as an independent candidate for Moseley and Kings Heath in next year’s council elections (BBC WM)

It’s Birmingham calling as London exodus intensifies (Guardian) Story about the number of young families leaving London for Birmingham, referencing the cuts being made by the city council

Street left in dark for three months (Daily Telegraph) A cul-de-sac is in the dark because of a ‘wrangle’ over replacing a light bulb. The council has clarified that the lamppost is on private land and its maintenance is therefore a matter for the landowner

Regional Headlines:

Busy November at the airport as 650,000 jet off – Birmingham airport has reported its busiest November with almost 650,000 passing through the terminals

‘Disgust’ at toddler death jail term – A ‘selfish and manipulative’ couple from Solihull who denied killing their toddler are jailed for nine years, a sentence described as ‘disgusting’

National Headlines:

Bodies removed after bin lorry crash – The six victims of the fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow have been removed from the scene, the first minister confirms

North Korea partially back online – Some internet services have been restored in North Korea after a severe outage, amid a cyber security row with the US

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