Media Watch – Jan 21

By on 21/01/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Snow closes hundreds of schools (BBC) More than 500 schools are closed in the West Midlands as snow and freezing temperatures continue to cause widespread disruption.

Time to clean up your act (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of city restaurants, shops, takeaways, schools and businesses have been ordered to take urgent action after failing to provide basic standards of hygiene. Some of the city’s best known eateries have fallen foul of council environmental health inspectors.

Law’s on your side when paying for goods online (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy offers advice to people buying goods online.

Probe over online monkey offer scam (Birmingham Mail) Consumer watchdogs in Birmingham have launched a probe into an internet scam involving con merchants offering to give away monkeys.

Brum booze crisis: 115,000 risk health (Birmingham Mail) Around 115,000 people in Birmingham are risking their health by drinking too much, costing the city’s economy an estimated £200 million a year.

Government’s cuts run deeper in poorer areas (Independent) Coverage of the council summit on spending cuts.

Regional Headlines

Woman killed in fire at property
A woman is pronounced dead at the scene of a fire in Birmingham.

Travel warning over snow and ice in the West Midlands
People should only travel if essential and take extra care on roads and pavements as icy conditions continue, the ambulance service said.

National Headlines

PM to give Algeria aftermath update
David Cameron will address MPs on the Algerian hostage crisis later, as efforts continue to locate three remaining Britons feared dead.

Three men arrested over PC death
A third man is arrested after an off-duty police officer died following an assault in Greater Manchester.

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