Media Watch – Feb 28

By on 28/02/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City’s TB jab plea will go to Whitehall (Birmingham Mail) Health watchdogs are to urge the Government to reconsider its policy on vaccinating all schoolchildren for tuberculosis as inner-city rates reach Third World levels.

Library given a Roman feel (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s new £188 million library is going back to the future with a unique Roman-style amphitheatre ‘as wide as New Street,’ it has been revealed.

Minister’s concerns on child protection (Birmingham Mail) The Government minister in charge of child protection told Birmingham Council his concerns over the quality of social care in the city remained ‘very high’ despite concerted efforts to improve.

Brum looks to EU for £50m development fund (Estates Gazette) Birmingham City Council is working on plans to set up a £50m development fund to support regeneration projects in the West Midlands.

Bright lights, big cities (Sunday Telegraph) Article looking at how cities are promoting cycling looks at plans to develop a Strategic Cycle Network in Birmingham.

Birmingham protest against city council cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Protesters get ready for a rally against cuts proposed by Birmingham City Council.

Youngsters march in bid to save clubs (Birmingham Mail) Youngsters have stepped up their campaign to halt Birmingham City Council’s plans to slash funding for youth centres in the city.

Man fights for disabled aunt (Birmingham Mail) The nephew of a disabled Birmingham widow is set to launch criminal action against the city council’s top officials in a row over an alleged lack of care and the ‘inhumane’ conditions in which she lives.

Regional Headlines

Blues clinch Carling Cup triumph
Obafemi Martins pounced on a calamitous Arsenal defensive mix-up two minutes from time as Birmingham City claimed their first major silverware since 1963 by winning the Carling Cup at Wembley.

Solihull Council says ‘not enough money for potholes’
Solihull Council says it does not have enough money to address long-term road problems, BBC research shows.

Government starts high-speed rail consultation
The government is to begin its consultation on the proposed high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham.

National Headlines

Libya unrest: Cameron pressures Gaddafi to step down
David Cameron has added his weight to the growing international pressure on Col Muammar Gaddafi to step down amid widespread protests against his regime.

Product placement ban on British TV lifted
A ban on product placement has been lifted, allowing advertisers to pay for their goods to be seen on British TV.

Baghdad killings soldier Danny Fitzsimons fears hanging
A British security guard who killed two colleagues in Baghdad said “only God” could judge him as he awaits his fate in an Iraqi court.

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