Media Watch – July 26

By on 26/07/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Duke bowled over by £32m revamp (Birmingham Mail, BBC) VIP guest Prince Philip declared himself well and truly bowled over by Edgbaston’s new £32 million redevelopment.

The tablets poisoning mums-to-be (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham trading standards officers have discovered deadly clay tablets are being sold to pregnant women in Birmingham as a remedy for indigestion.

Work scheme welcomed (Birmingham Mail) A  council regeneration watchdog committee has welcomed a new welfare to work scheme which only pays out in full after a former benefit claimant has been in work for two years.

Birmingham to make refuse crews 'more accountable' (letsrecycle.com) Councils Vehicles & Plant Waste Management A new approach to the way refuse and recycling is collected in Birmingham with collection crews dedicated to 'local patches' is to be rolled out across the city from next week.

Birmingham in wholesale stand-off over market row (Fresh Produce Journal, Estates Gazette) Plans for an £80m  home for Birmingham’s wholesale markets look set to be ripped up by the city council.

Nursery goes after 40 years (Birmingham Mail) Emotional parents praised the work of staff at a nursery (Mowbray CDN) that is due to close after being at the heart of a Birmingham community for 40 years.

Regional Headlines

Driver arrested over fatal crash
New A man is arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash in Meriden.

Two men ‘stable’ after shooting
Two men are in hospital with gunshot wounds after being shot in Smethwick.

Man jailed for giving partner HIV
A man is jailed for four years for infecting his partner from Walsall with HIV after having unprotected sex with her.

National Headlines

UK economy likely to have slowed
UK growth figures are expected to show the UK economy slowed between April and June, with the extra bank holiday for the royal wedding cited as a factor.

Five questioned over Kerr murder
Five men are arrested by police investigating the murder of Police Constable Ronan Kerr as detectives carry out a series of searches across Northern Ireland.

NHS staff urged to ‘blow whistle’
MPs call on regulators to send a clear signal to NHS staff that they risk being investigated if they fail to report concerns about colleagues.

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