Media Watch – Feb 12

By on 12/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Restaurant heavily fined for false halal on the menu (Birmingham Mail) A city restaurant (The Real China) has been fined after falsely claiming all the meat it served was halal. Cllr Barbara Dring quoted

Birmingham City Council children’s services are improving according to review (BBC online, BBC WM and Birmingham Mail) Children’s services in Birmingham are improving but remain fragile, a peer review has said. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted and interviewed on WM

Bus lane enforcement – Ben Cheney interviewed on BBC WM ahead of today’s traffic penalty tribunal

16,000 families wrongly told to pay bedroom tax (the i) An FOI request found that 16,000 nationally have been wrongly told to pay the ‘bedroom tax’, including 2,100 in Birmingham
Regional headlines

Six-month knife surrender starts – A six-month knife surrender operation starts in Birmingham

Floods, snowstorms and sunshine – Double-page spread on the weather
National headlines

Osborne ‘to rule out money union’ – UK Chancellor George Osborne is likely to rule out a formal currency union with an independent Scotland, government sources tell the BBC

More floods fears as storms forecast – Parts of the UK face further flooding with stormy weather – and winds that could exceed 100mph – forecast

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