Media Watch – Jan 6 (am)

By on 06/01/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

School closure coverage on BBC Radio WM and Birmingham Post and Mail.
Snow and closures latest: http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=6212

OAP suffers hypothermia after rescuing pet dog from Handsworth Park lake (Birmingham Post Online)
Birmingham City Council has warned the public of the dangers of attempting to walk or skate on any ice-covered park lakes or ponds.
Stay safe in the snow – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=6216

Birmingham begins to buzz (railnews.com)
The new station at Birmingham New Street has had a lot of publicity recently. Artists' impressions of the swooping new design first appeared on the cover of the rail engineer in October 2008 and have been reproduced elsewhere many times since. There is though much more to the project than a sexy, swooping shape. Now that preparatory works have started it's a good time to look at the plans in greater detail.

Regional Headlines

Snow and ice affect travel plans 
Severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for the West Midlands with sub-zero temperatures and snow affecting travel.

Kraft’s Cadbury takeover plans dealt blow 
Kraft Foods’ plans to buy Cadbury have been hit by news that one of its key shareholders is wary of the bid move.

Birmingham doctor accused of illegal abortions
A doctor from Birmingham accused of arranging two illegal abortions phoned a newspaper reporter to say she had not done ‘anything wrong’, a hearing has been told.

National Headlines

Schools closed and travellers hit as snow continues 
Hundreds of schools remain closed and travellers have been hit by major disruption after further heavy snowfall hit large parts of the UK.

UDA set to confirm weapons dumped 
The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) is expected to announce later it has put its weapons beyond use.

Marks and Spencer sales increase 
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has reported a rise in sales for the three months to Christmas, with clothing sales increasing more than those of food.

Mandelson set to back Brown’s budget deficit strategy 
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson will later try to reassure the markets the government is not divided over how to cut the UK’s £178bn budget deficit.

Cancer survivors ‘facing neglect’ 
A cancer charity has warned Britain’s increased survival rate is not all good news – because survivors often go on to struggle with other serious illnesses.

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