Media Watch – Dec 3

By on 03/12/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Scratch and sniff cards to tackle home cannabis farms (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail, 24 Dash) In a new bid to tackle council tenants who grow cannabis in their homes, Birmingham City Council has issued local residents with scratch and sniff cards to identify the smell of cannabis so it can be reported and stopped.

Birmingham City Council publishes Fair Money Manifesto (menafn.com) Birmingham City Council has stepped-up the fight against payday loan companies and other high cost lenders with the publication of its Fair Money Manifesto. Download the manifesto here: BCC Fair Money Manifesto

Brum lit up for Christmas (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is finally ready for Christmas after Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy formally received the Sandvik Tree of Light.

Regional Headlines

Bag thief jailed for killing woman
A bag-snatcher who fatally injured a Birmingham grandmother during a mugging is jailed for 11 years.

Drugs ‘worth up to £30m’ seized at Brownhills warehouse
Three men have been arrested after police seized 200kg of cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy pills with an estimated street value of up to £30m.

National Headlines

All helicopter crash victims named
The names of four more people who died in Friday night’s Glasgow helicopter crash are released by police.

Global school tables: UK expected to lag behind Asia
International league tables comparing school standards are expected to show the UK is failing to catch up high-performing countries in Asia.

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