Media Watch – July 8

By on 08/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Brum wheelie bin scheme bill could hit £1m (Birmingham Mail) A drive to promote Birmingham’s controversial wheelie bin scheme could cost the council up to £1 million, a leaked memo has revealed.

Health boss in warning on coughs (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s health boss (Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips) is urging people who have suffered a persistent cough to get checked out for tuberculosis and lung cancer.

Consumer watchdogs in phishing scam warning (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy warns consumers to be wary of hoax or scam emails.

Councillors hit out over crime report (Birmingham Mail) Councillors have slammed a report by Birmingham Community Safety Partnership which celebrates reduction in crime without explaining why.

Baking Brum’s going to be as hot as Africa (Birmingham Mail) Article looking at the summer weather including public health advice from Cllr Steve Bedser.

The butt stops here for water (Birmingham Mail) No ifs, no butts – Birmingham gardeners have found a unique use for old rubbish bins. They’re being used as water butts at Melstock Allotments. Cllr James McKay quoted.

Council gagging staff over equal pay settlements (Sunday Mercury) Birmingham City Council has issued gagging orders on staff to prevent them talking about cash settlements on their equal pay claims

Regional Headlines

Knife victim trust is launched
On the first anniversary of a fatal knife attack the family of the victim launch a charitable trust in his memory.

Hot weather surge in 999 calls
The hot weather sees more than 3,000 emergency calls being made in one day in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

Curriculum ‘to match world’s best’
A revised national curriculum for schools in England is to be published later, with the aim of catching up with the world’s best education systems.

Wimbledon win the pinnacle – Murray
Andy Murray says winning Wimbledon to end Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion is the “pinnacle of tennis”.

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