Media Watch – Dec 3

By on 03/12/2010 in Media Watch

Birmingham City Council Headlines

Winter Weather (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, BRMB)

Update report on gritting and winter resilience activity- including reports that Birmingham is continuing to collect waste unlike some neighbouring authorities.

Drugs fuel 22 child death cases in city (Birmingham Mail)

Birmingham safeguarding chair Hilary Thompson says drink, drugs and mental health issues are major factors in 22 child deaths since 2006, and mean they could be no guarantee of preventing future tragedies.

Birmingham still home of UK Sport (Birmingham Mail)

Reaction from Cllr Whitby and Steve Hollingworth to World Cup announcement includes Cllr Whitby describing why events such as the Diamond League show city is still UK sporting capital.

Floozie is now a nice maiden (Birmingham Mail)

Review of the Christmas Market containing minor criticisms around litter, lighting and number of non German stall holders.

Station to shut for new bridge (Midlands Today, Express and Star)

Footage of now cleared area within New Street which will become the new concourse, plus reports of building work to take place during Christmas and Boxing Day closures.

Regional Headlines

Continuing discussion of Birmingham v Villa fan troubles

Bad weather prevents Walsall waste collections

National Headlines

Wikileaks claims US and Afghan officials unhappy with UK troop activity

Ongoing cold weather impact

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