Media Watch – July 24

By on 24/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Tackling childhood obesity (BBC Midlands Today and WM) Dr Adrian Phillips talking about how Birmingham is tackling this issue

New exit sees kids’ services crisis deepen (Birmingham Mail) The Mail claims that the city’s children’s services department could be set for direct govt intervention. Cllr James Bird quoted saying a long-term strategy is needed

City mayors show ethical treatment (Birmingham Mail) An animal rights group has applauded Birmingham City Council for ditching fur-lined ceremonial robes, which the article points out we did in the 80s

Brum in bloom for top awards (Birmingham Mail) Judges will be inspecting the best of Birmingham’s blooms at the weekend. Cllr Ian Ward quoted

Road collapse leaves large hole (BBC online) A large hole appeared in Henley Street in Bordesley Green causing part of the road to be closed. A council spokesperson said contractors Amey attended within around 20 minutes of the hole being reported

Regional Headlines:

Man in court over ‘terror’ murder (BBC online) A Ukranian man has appeared in court charged with the ‘terrorist-related’ murder of Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham

Brum battered by wild weather (Birmingham Mail) Hail, thunder, rain and lightning marked a dramatic end to the three-week heatwave

National Headlines:

A&E crisis plans ‘not good enough’ – Plans to relieve pressure on A&E units in England are not good enough, say MPs

Girls named in river bodies find – Two teenage girls, whose bodies were found by police divers in the River Wear, have been named locally

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