Media watch – July 30

By on 30/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Brum homes could get wheelie bins (Birmingham Mail) Wheelie bins could be introduced across the city in a restructure of rubbish collections aimed at improving recycling

WM and BRMB – Cllr James McKay interviewed about the proposed restructure of rubbish collections

Market’s to make a welcome return (Birmingham Mail) The dates have been set for the return of the Frankfurt Christmas market

Sleeping on the job (Birmingham Mail) Two agency binmen caught sleeping on the job have been told their services are no longer required by the city council

Firms slam secret rise in cost of parking (Birmingham Mail) Council chiefs have been accused of failing to consult city centre businesses over a new round of parking increases, including fees for temporary suspension parking bays and restrictions. A council spokesman said the city’s charges are comparable with other core cities and charges around suspension of parking bays and restrictions were to cover admin costs

The wicker Olympics (Birmingham Mail) Article on the wicker men created across the city to celebrate the Games. Darren Share, head of parks at the council, quoted

Regional Headlines:

Teenager dies after knife attack (BBC online) A teenager has died in hospital after an incident in Smethwick

Paralympic honour for blind Dave (Birmingham Mail) Midland marathon man Dave Heeley has been selected to lead the Paralympic opening ceremony parade

National Headlines:

Transport faces London 2012 test

Thousands flee Aleppo battle

Deadly blaze engulfs Indian train

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