Media Watch – Jan 27

By on 27/01/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Booting up in Birmingham (Estates Gazette) Report from a Question Time-style event in Birmingham looking at its investment potential. Sir Albert quoted

Cockroaches cost boss of city pizza parlour £2,900 (Birmingham Mail) A pizza parlour (Pizza Pan) closed temporarily following a prosecution by Birmingham City Council

Whole of council to be re-elected in city from 2017 (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham it to move to a system of ‘all-out’ elections from 2017, ministers have ruled

Kids aged 5 think it is okay for dad to hit mum (Birmingham Mail) A teacher has said that some pupils as young as five see domestic violence as normal. Cllr Mariam Khan, chair of the council’s social cohesion and community safety scrutiny committee, quoted

Regional Headlines:

Driver jailed over fatal crash – A man whose driving caused the death of a grandfather and injured a young boy is jailed for five years

Killer accused found hanged in cell – A man accused of murdering two pensioners in separate attacks in London and the West Midlands is found dead in his prison cell, the Ministry of Justice says

National Headlines:

Miliband to pledge longer care visits – Labour leader Ed Miliband is to set out details of Labour’s “10-year plan” for the NHS, including longer homecare visits

Litvinenko ‘killed on third attempt’ – Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned

New York shuts down for blizzard – New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow

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