Media Watch – Feb 26

By on 26/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

One fifth of Birmingham CCTV cameras to be switched off (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Free Radio) Birmingham is set to lose nearly 20 per cent of its CCTV cameras in the latest cost-cutting measures proposed by council chiefs.

Council rules out call to turn off street lights to help save money (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has ruled out following a Midland authority’s lead in turning off street lights to save cash.

MP blasts council tricks over threat to respite home (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham MP (Steve McCabe) has accused the city council of using ‘every trick in the book’ to close respite services for those with learning difficulties.

Northfield residents being sold short again (Bromsgrove Standard) Birmingham City Council has recently confirmed our local swimming pool in Northfield is to close in two or three years' time.

Two options for Midland Metro link to HS2 (Local Transport Today) Centro and Birmingham City Council are to consult on two options for extending Midland Metro to the city’s proposed new high-speed rail station at Curzon Street and potentially beyond.

Regional Headlines

Ex-Guantanamo detainee Begg arrested
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police say.

Tributes paid to bus crash girl
School staff and friends pay tribute to a teenage girl killed in a crash between a school coach and a car in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

Stafford Hospital trust decision due
Managers at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital wait to hear whether Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will dissolve the trust that runs it.

Police union ‘appalled’ at IRA deal
The chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland has said he is appalled at the government’s “grubby secret deal” on IRA “on-the-run” cases.

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