Media Watch – Feb 6

By on 06/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

City speed cameras switched back on (Birmingham Post) Motorists are set to face fixed speed cameras again, less than a year after they were switched off. Police and crime commissioner Bob Jones has ordered a pilot trial of new, cheaper digital cameras

Cameron joins deperate battle to save Dunlop Motorsport base (Birmingham Post and BBC WM) David cameron has made an intervention to try to keep Dunlop in Birmingham. Post story also quotes Sir Albert Bore saying the council had found land for the firm

£1.5m fund to kickstart city centre developments (Birmingham Post) Birmingham’s city  centre enterprise zone has been given a major boost with a new £15m fund to help kickstart building projects

£6.1m crisis fund for the city’s poor under threat (Birmingham Post) A crisis fund for some of the most destitute families in Birmingham is under threat following the withdrawal of government support, it has been claimed. Cllr John Cotton has called on the government to reverse the cut and said BCC would be lodgoing an objection
Regional stories

Great honour to carry GB flag – Eley
Solihull speed skater John Eley says it is a “great honour” to be chosen as the flagbearer for Team GB

GP secretly filmed up girls’ skirts
A GP is given a community order for using a key-fob camera to secretly film up girls’ skirts at a Birmingham shopping centre

Police win forced retirement claim
Five police forces, including West Midlands Police, could face paying out millions of pounds after officers who were forced to retire after 30 years won an age discrimination claim
National stories

US warns of Sochi ‘toothpaste’ bomb
The US advises airlines flying to Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes

UK braced for more rain after storms
Large parts of the UK are braced for more heavy rain after being battered by storms

Bombardier wins £1bn crossrail deal
Bombardier has won a £1bn contract to provide trains for the London Crossrail project, the government announces

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