Media Watch – Feb 9

By on 09/02/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

City in bid to block derby day demo (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Alan Rudge says he will be speaking to West Midlands Police about making an application to bad a proposed EDL march in the city

Council says sorry for winter chaos (Birmingham Mail) A housing boss has apologised for ‘appalling’ problems which left council tenants without heating and hot water

Radio WM – Looking at impact of possible closure of Be Active, due to be discussed at today’s scrutiny meeting

New sex education policy is stalled for two years (Birmingham Mail) Proposals to improve sex and relationship education have not been adopted two years after a council inquiry gave recommendations

Further letters regarding Respect councillors Salma Yaqoob and Mohammed Ishtiaq (Birmingham Mail)

Birmingham’s CAB funding is ‘a council matter’ (BBC online) Business minister Baroness Wilcox said in the House of Lords that local authorities should consider the voluntary sector as a solution when setting budgets

Help is there, says loan shark victim (Birmingham Mail) A loan shark victims has said the work of the Birmingham trading standards illegal money lending team saved his life

Queen Victoria statue restored (BBC online) The council and the Victorian Society worked together to find the top of the royal sceptre from the statue

Regional Headlines

Labour ward row goes to Whitehall (Birmingham Mail) Health secretary called on to investigate whether a consultation into the downgrading of a Solihull maternity ward was flawed

Airport has become one terminal (BBC online) Terminals one and two at Birmingham airport have been merged to make journeys easier
National Headlines
US urges faster change in Egypt
Oxford expected to follow Cambridge towards maximum student fee

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