Media Watch – July 17

By on 17/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Fat is £1.9m drain on the city finances (Birmingham Mail) Severn Trent Water is teaming up with Birmingham City Council to raise awareness of the problems caused by fat and grease flushed down drains

Council warns people to take care in hot weather (The Voice) Cabinet member for health and wellbeing, Steve Bedser, says young and elderly should be especially cautious.

Community groups urged to bid for loan shark cash (Eastern Housing News) Local groups are being encouraged to bid for cash confiscated by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, based at Birmingham Trading Standards

Wheeled bins for Birmingham (Recovered Fibre News) Nearly 16,000 Birmingham households are having old recycling boxes collected by the city council and replaced by wheeled bins, as part of a scheme to introduce wheeled bins across the city over the next two years

Regional Headlines:

Huge blaze leaves old cinema gutted (BBC online) A ‘severe fire’ broke out over night at a disused cinema in Birmingham

Boy, 15, stabbed to death in fight (BBC online, Birmingham Mail) Teenager Hassan Mahmood murdered during at fight at Oaklands Park

National Headlines:

Pupils face national rankings at 11 – Primary school pupils in England could be ranked directly against their peers across the country, under plans to change performance measures

Heathrow to unveil third runway plan – Heathrow Airport will reveal details of its plan for a third runway later, in the face of opposition from environmentalists and London’s mayor

School meal kills 21 in India – At least 21 children have died and other are sick after eating a tainted free school meal in the state of Bihar

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