Media Watch – Jan 14

By on 14/01/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Council urged to repay thousands of bus lane fines (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has been urged to follow the example of Colchester and pay back bus lane enforcement fines issued unfairly to motorists. The comments were made by Cllr Huxtable at the transport scrutiny committee

£1.7m phase of bike revolution set for approval (Birmingham Mail)A £1.7m package of improvements to boost cycling in Birmingham is set to be approved by leading councillors next week. Cllr James McKay quoted

Hundreds pack church in green belt homes row (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of Sutton Coldfield residents have turned out to tell developers and Birmingham City Council to keep their hands of the green belt

Taking care of your waist and wallet (Birmingham Mail) Feature looking at inexpensive fitness options recommends Birmingham City Council’s Be Active scheme.http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/lifestyle/health/birmingham-gym-schemes-wont-leave-6501108

Golf course housing plans finally handed to council (Birmingham Mail) mA planning application to build 249 houses on a golf course and driving range has been submitted to the city council

Regional Headlines:

Thousands sign pool closure petition – Protesters campaigning against the closure of Wolverhampton Central Baths gather more than 6,000 signatures on a petition

HS2 rail scheme 'to have FE college' – The HS2 high-speed rail project is to have a dedicated further education college to train engineering staff, ministers have announced

National Headlines:

Egypt hold vote on new constitution – Egyptians begin voting amid tight security in a referendum on a new constitution, which could pave the way for fresh elections

Sharp rise in A&E locum doctor spend – Spending on locum doctors to plug the gaps in A&E units in England has risen by 60% in three years, figures obtained by Labour show

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