Media Watch – Feb 28

By on 28/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham HS2 Curzon station plans unveiled (widespread coverage) Plans for the redevelopment of 350 acres (141 hectares) of Birmingham city centre around the site of an HS2 station have been unveiled.

Birmingham bus lanes: New warning signs to be displayed – but no fines refunded (Birmingham Mail) Council transport bosses are putting up new warning signs at controversial Birmingham bus lanes where thousands of drivers have been fined - but have insisted no penalties will be repaid.

Birmingham Bus Lane ticket – are you due a refund? (ITV.com) Ben Cheney’s court case victory raises a question mark over the validity of thousands of fines paid by other motorists caught by bus lane cameras in Birmingham city centre.

New dog control orders for Birmingham (BBC WM) Dog owners across the city will see new regulations from 1 March as the city council implements five new Dog Control Orders. Irresponsible owners who ignore the Orders face on-the-spot fixed penalty notice and fine of £80.

Regional Headlines

Anelka banned for ‘quenelle’ gesture
West Brom suspend Nicolas Anelka after he is banned for five matches and fined £80,000 for his “quenelle” gesture

Cannabis lamps help Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s pitch
Heat lamps confiscated by police in raids on cannabis farms will be used to help the grass on the pitch grow at Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

National Headlines

Crackdown on fake shares fraudsters
More than 100 people are arrested in the biggest ever crackdown on fake share deals – so-called “boiler room” fraud – led by City of London Police.

Energy firms told to hand back £400m
Energy regulator Ofgem has told the “big six” suppliers to hand back more than £400m of credit in customer’s closed accounts.

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