Media Watch – Jan 4

By on 04/01/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Greater Birmingham pilot planned for economic growth (BBC online, Midlands Today, Central News, Birmingham Mail) A project that aims to stimulate economic growth in England is set to be piloted in the West Midlands.

Bailiffs demand £500 from 4-year-old (Birmingham Mail) A young mum has spoken of her shock after bailiffs sent a threatening letter regarding an outstanding council tax bill to her four-year-old daughter.

What a load of rubbish (Birmingham Mail) Comments from readers regarding Christmas bin collections.

Call to save warehouse (Birmingham Mail) Conservationists have called on the council to crank-up its efforts to restore and re-use a Victorian factory (Whitemore warehouse, Newhall St) before it crumbles.

Asthma link to schools bio boilers (Birmingham Mail) Leading councillors are calling for the installation of green biomass boilers in city schools to be suspended amid fears that they could aggravate asthma.

Talks to save youth projects (Birmingham Mail) Youngsters were meeting today to urge Birmingham City Council not to cut funding to youth projects and services which have transformed their lives.

Regional Headlines

Vigil held for India rape victim
About 250 people attend a vigil in Birmingham for a gang rape victim who died after an attack in Delhi, India.

Malala to have cranial surgery
Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban, is to undergo reconstructive cranial surgery in Birmingham.

National Headlines

‘Progress’ after UK hand transplant
A former pub landlord from West Yorkshire is making “good progress” after becoming the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant.

Higher peak-time rail fares opposed
The government should rule out using peak-time train fare rises to manage passenger numbers, says the Commons Transport Select Committee.

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