Media Watch – July 1

By on 01/07/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Guidance for Ramadan fasting during heat wave (ITV, Mirror) Members of the Muslim Community who are fasting during the month of Ramadan are being advised to take care in hot weather this summer. Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips has warned that the expected heatwave will make fasting even more challenging.

Distress at decision to close home (Birmingham Mail) Relatives of elderly dementia sufferers at a Birmingham care home have been left devastated after discovering it will close next week. Roseneath Care Home will close on July 10 after a recent report from the Care Quality Commission highlighted a number of issues. A spokesperson for Birmingham City Council said: “We were notified at short notice of the owner’s intention to close the home. We appreciate that the current situation must be causing a great deal of anxiety for all those involved, however we have allocated social workers to work with residents and their families to make alternative care arrangements.”

Too many in denial over Trojan Horse – councillor (Birmingham Mail) City chiefs have been urged to challenge some community views that Trojan Horse was the result of Government-backed anti-Islamic propaganda – or risk seeing it return. Cllr Matt Bennett says too many people in Washwood Heath, Alum Rock and Sparkbrook are in a state of denial over the Trojan Horse plot.

Plans in for new home of Birmingham Wholesale Markets (Insider Media) IM Properties has lodged plans for a major warehouse scheme that could become home to Birmingham Wholesale Markets, almost 18 months after councillors announced plans to relocate the markets from the city centre. The Open, Indoor and Rag Market will remain in the city.

Electric vehicle trial (Big Centre TV) Feature looking at Birmingham City Council housing caretaker trialling an electric vehicle as he goes about his duties.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham man admits concrete slab attack on victim
A man has admitted trying to murder a man in Birmingham by hitting him over the head with a concrete slab.

Birmingham survivor tells of Tunisia terror attack
A Birmingham army cadet has spoken of the terrifying moment he and his girlfriend fled from the beach in Sousse moments after the Tunisia terrorist attack on Friday.

National Headlines

Report backs third Heathrow runway
The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.

Cuts risk child poverty, UK children’s commissioners say
The government should end its planned cuts to benefits to prevent more young people falling into poverty, the four UK children’s commissioners have said.


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