Media Watch – July 3

By on 03/07/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

More than half of targets missed by council, stats show (Birmingham Mail) The city council has failed to meet more than half its targets new statistics show. Cllrs Ian Ward and Robert Alden quoted

Fewer people cycling in city, survey reveals (Birmingham Mail) The West Midlands has one of the lowest rates of people regularly cycling during 2013/14 – and Birmingham saw a decline. Cllr Lisa Trickett quoted saying the Birmingham Cycle Revolution is the city’s response to a long-term trend

Student area plan backed (Birmingham Mail) A new planning policy shaping the development of Selly Oak has been backed by city councillors. Cllr Karen McCarthy quoted

Drinker who sang Matchstalk Men day and night sent to jail (Mirror) A man who made his neighbours’ lives hell has been jailed following a prosecution by Birmingham City Council

Hard times won’t stop the carnival The Voice) Organisers of the Birmingham Carnival are looking for funding to give the event charitable status so they can re-launch it. References the city council no longer being in a position to help financially

Regional Headlines:

Council overwhelmed by support – Messages of condolence and support since the deaths of council worker Adrian Evans, his father Patrick Evans and nephew Joel Richards, all killed in the Tunisia beach attack have overwhelmed staff at Sandwell council

National Headlines:

Silence to be held for Tunisia dead – A minute’s silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people – including 30 Britons – killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago

Kids Company leader to step down – The chief executive of a charity whose government funding has been withheld over concerns about its ability to manage itself is to step down


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