Media Watch – Jan 26

By on 26/01/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

CAB shuts as £600k fund axed (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Birmingham’s five Citizen Advice Bureau offices are set to close their doors next month. CAB’s income of £3 million in 2009/10 will fall by £1.8 million next year, including a £600,000 council grant.

Birmingham Council appeals for help on headless statue (BBC) Birmingham City Council needs help solving the mystery of a headless statue. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2011/01/the-mystery-of-the-headless-statue/

Top UNICEF honour for special school (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham special school has been honoured by international children’s charity UNICEF. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2011/01/birmingham-school-is-a-unicef-ambassador/

Park scheme protects fish (Birmingham Mail) A scheme to preserve native fish numbers in Birmingham’s park pools after hundreds died during heavy thunderstorms is getting underway. The Environment Agency has been working with Birmingham City Council to even out levels of native coarse fish such as bream, tench, perch and roach, which suffered big losses during summer storms in 2009.

OAP’s six-year wait to move (Birmingham Mail) Single Birmingham pensioner Annie Campbell is living in a sprawling four-bedroom, semi-detached family home – despite applying years ago to relocate to a smaller property.

Food poisoning warning as shoppers warned bacteria found on outside of chicken packaging (Daily Mail) Shoppers are more likely to pick up food poisoning from handling a pack of chicken in a supermarket than from a raw bird, a Birmingham City Council survey has found.

Regional Headlines

First Birmingham Children’s Hospital heart transplant
A 12-year-old girl has become the first child to receive a heart transplant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

CCTV released after armed robbery in Birmingham
Police investigating an armed robbery at a Birmingham bookmakers have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to talk to over the incident.

National Headlines

Counter terrorism review set to be published
The government is set to publish its long-awaited proposed reforms to counter terrorism powers.

Mervyn King says pay squeeze necessary
Mervyn King has said that the squeeze on UK take-home pay is necessary.

Toyota recalls 19,000 UK cars over fuel system concerns
Car manufacturer Toyota is recalling nearly 19,000 cars in the UK over concerns about possible problems with fuel systems.

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