Media Watch – Dec 4

By on 04/12/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

MP backing for 20mph speed limits in Brum (Birmingham Mail) Steve McCabe MP has backed the city council's plan to introduce 20mph speed limits on residential roads

Grotto victim of council spending cuts (Birmingham Mail and BBC online) A family is unhappy that there is no Santa's Grotto at Birmingham Museum this year. A museums trust spokesperson said resources were a factor but all programming is being reviewed, and that there are significant exhibitions opening over the next few years

Cannabis scratch and sniff cards help raise awareness of drugs -Further coverage of the Birmingham City Council initiative, including Daily Mirror and BBC

Regional Headlines:

Cities top 'crash for cash' league – A crime charity names postcodes in Birmingham and Bradford as “crash for cash hotspots” as part of an awareness campaign

Council tax hike to hit 'thousands' – Thousands of lower-income families in Dudley are set to see their council tax bills rise by £85 next year after politicians decided to slash benefits

National Headlines:
Big changes for renewable subsidies – The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power

Legal warning for social media users – The attorney general is to publish guidance on Twitter to help prevent social media users from committing a contempt of court by commenting inappropriately on criminal cases

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