Media Watch – February 6

By on 06/02/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

US Olympic delegation visits Birmingham facilities (Birmingham Mail, BBC, ITV Central, Heart FM, BBC WM) A number of officials from the US athletics team have visited Birmingham to inspect facilities they will use ahead of this year’s Olympics.

Protect yourself on the web (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy reveals the work being done in a bid to stop consumers being ripped off when shopping online.

Metal thieves leave gaping holes in road (Birmingham Mail) Metal thieves have been accused of putting lives at risk after stealing four drain covers from Birmingham streets.

Sitting ducks (Birmingham Mail) Ducks and geese are being hunted down by poachers invading a Birmingham nature reserve (Queslett Nature Reserve in Great Barr)

Crossing plea for ‘danger’ road as girl hurt (Birmingham Mail)
A schoolgirl was hit by a car on the road where a boy of ten died after being knocked off his bike. Campaigners have issued fresh demands for safety measures on Farnborough Rd, Castle Vale.

Loan shark jailed for not paying up (Birmingham Mail)
A convicted Birmingham loan shark has been jailed for almost two years after failing to pay back the cash he illegally pocketed from his victims.

Residents: We don’t want racket from karaoke bar (Birmingham Mail) A city centre karaoke lounge has been given the go ahead despite fears over noise and nuisance to neighbours.

Radio station boss: We have been silenced (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham radio station (South Birmingham Community Radio) which also served as a valued community resource has closed amid allegations the city council wanted to ‘shut it up’. Birmingham City Council has refuted the allegations.

Regional Headlines

Council apprentice scheme starts
A West Midlands council launches a new apprenticeship scheme for 30 young people aged between 16 and 18.

Motorists warned about disruption
The Highways Agency warns of possible disruption to motorists as ten weeks of work starts near West Bromwich.

National Headlines

Motorists warned over ice hazard
Drivers are being warned of black ice, while some schools are closed, following the snow which fell across much of Britain at the weekend.

Queen commemorates 60-year reign

The Queen is marking 60 years as monarch of the UK and 15 Commonwealth Realms and says she is dedicating herself “anew to your service”.

Capello opposes FA Terry decision
England coach Fabio Capello says he disagrees with the Football Association’s decision to strip John Terry of the national team’s captaincy.

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