Media Watch – Dec 6

By on 06/12/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Anger as two tower blocks set to be spared bulldozer (Birmingham Mail) Two Birmingham tower blocks are set to be saved from the bulldozer - enraging residents who voted to have them pulled down A council spokesman said the Energy Companies Obligation programme was a key part in the decision

Nine children start lighting up every day (Birmingham Mail) Around nine children start smoking every day in Birmingham, according to statistics. Cllr Steve Bedser said the figures are further proof of the need for plain packaging

Birmingham proves to be a good sport (The Voice) Birmingham continues to be a sporting magnet, having secured the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championships. Deputy leader Ian Ward quoted

Wide-spread local coverage of the two-hour closure of the Frankfurt and Craft markets yesterday due to high winds. Deputy leader Ian Ward interviewed

Regional Headlines:

Midlands teens 'are the least likely to go to uni' - Teenagers from the Midlands are among the least likely in England to go to university

'Thousands of jobs' as HS2 plans move to Brum - The company behind HS2 is planning to move to Birmingham once construction work starts

National Headlines:

The world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela – South Africans and world leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule and has died aged 95

Tidal surge hits UK coastal towns – A tidal surge has hit coastal towns on the east of Britain after thousands of people were evacuated from their homes

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