Media Watch – Feb 5

By on 05/02/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

200 at protest over cash cuts (Birmingham Mail), Protesters occupy Council House (BBC online) Protesters occupied a balcony at the Council House prior to a meeting toi discuss financial cuts. Also featured on Free radio

Can Brum save its link to boxing legend Ali? (Birmingham Mail) A feature on the Muhammad Ali centre – the council last year agreed to hand over the centre to the Kajans community group if they could find the funding to keep it running

Birmingham’s children social services slumps to a new low (Chamberlain Files) A Birmingham social work team failed to assess on time 86 per cent of cases of children suspected of suffering domestic abuse. Cllr James Bird quoted

Regional Headlines:

Shot Malala now ‘recovering well’ (BBC online) The Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban is recovering well after a five-hour operation

A true gem in city’s history (Birmingham Mail) Feature on the city’s Jewellery Quarter to coincide with the trade-only jewellery show at the NEC

National Headlines:

Top Tories urge gay marriage support – Three senior Conservative ministers have made a late appeal to party MPs to drop opposition to plans to allow gay marriage in England and Wales

Reconstructed face of Richard III – A facial reconstruction based on the skull of the English king has revealed what he may have looked like

Household water bills to rise 3.5% – The average household water and sewerage bill in England and Wales is to rise by 3.5% over the next year

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