Media Watch – Jan 28

By on 28/01/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Tackling the misery caused by alcohol misuse (Midlands Today, BBC WM) Director of Public Health Dr Adrian Phillips interviewed about measures that can be taken in Birmingham to reduce problem drinking. Dr Phillips also urged the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol.

How Birmingham City Council used interactive webcasting to transform engagement in its budget
( Geoff Coleman, Birmingham City Council communications officer, explains how the authority has used a question-and-answer webcasts to massively widen engagement in the 2014/15 budget.

Recycle 'OK' for pots and tubs (Birmingham Mail) Plastic yogurt pots and margarine tubs are among household rubbish which can now be recycled following a deal between the city council and its waste contractor Veolia. Cllr James McKay Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart city, quoted.

Holocaust is remembered (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham marked National Holocaust Memorial Day which was held at Birmingham Town Hall. A Birmingham City Council spokesperson quoted
Regional Headlines
Birmingham EDL protest: More suspects identified
Another 16 people have been identified after a Crimewatch appeal for information about an English Defence League (EDL) rally in Birmingham.

Joshua Ribera murder accused denies charge
An 18-year-old has denied murdering a Birmingham rapper in a street stabbing.
National Headlines
Strong UK GDP figures expected for 2013
Official figures are expected to show the UK’s economic growth in 2013 was the strongest since 2007, the year before the financial crisis.

Royal overspend prompts call to open palace doors
Buckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said.


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