Media Watch – Dec 24

By on 24/12/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Hospital critical of council cuts (BBC) Birmingham Children’s Hospital calls for proposals to cut mental health services for youngsters to be dropped.

“Wheelie bins? What’s all the fuss about?” (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council refute protests from opponents and residents – and insist the case for new rubbish collections is clear

Christmas cheer for 20mph plan (Birmingham Mail) Councillors have received a giant Christmas card thanking them for supporting plans to introduce 20mph speed limits.

Your rights over unwanted gifts (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham trading standards explain consumer rights on taking back the Christmas gifts that leave you disappointed.

On the fast track to an early death – Council issues New Year healthy lifestyle plea (Chamberlain Files) Cllr Steve Bedser, cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, and Dr Adrian Phillips, Birmingham's new director of public health, look at the public health challenges facing Birmingham.

A week in the life (Public Servant) Sir Albert Bore outlines his week as Leader of Birmingham City Council.

Bins’ cutbacks hit residents (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of Birmingham residents could be left waiting a month for doorstep recycling collections over the festive period due to financial cutbacks.

Frankfurt praise for Brum market (Birmingham Mail) Prost! The Leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore, showed a host of dignitaries around the Christmas markets.

Regional Headlines

Met vows hunt for ‘plebgate’ truth
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe says his force will launch “a ruthless search for the truth” in the Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell “plebgate” affair.

London Midland rail services hit by sickness and signalling issues
More than 20 London Midland rail services have been affected by staff shortages and signalling problems.

National Headlines

Fresh rain raises UK flood fears
A new band of rain sweeping the UK could bring fresh flooding to south-west England and Scotland.

Adoption overhaul plan announced
The adoption system in England will be overhauled to make it swifter and more robust, the government says.

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