Media Watch – June 12

By on 12/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Tide turns in favour of the wheelie bins (Birmingham Mail) With wheelie bin collections underway in Birmingham, the Birmingham Mail looks at the arguments for and against.

I’ll do my best for Scouts and Guides – Lord Mayor (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor has taken up office – with a pledge to increase the number of youngsters becoming Scouts and guides.

City fun to mark armed forces’ work (Birmingham Mail) A flight simulator, climbing wall and model making workshops will be on offer when Birmingham celebrates the work of our armed forces later this month.

Ridding city of graffiti is not a bridge too far (Birmingham Mail) A vandalised railway bridge in Selly Oak has been spruced up.

If Brum can plan for more bikes, any city could (Bike Biz) Writer encouraged by the pro-cycling initiatives emanating from Birmingham.

Care homes in new council fight (UK Over 50s Housing News) Birmingham care home bosses are demanding a back dated increase in city council fees after a report highlighted they were being short-changed by £260 a month.

Regional Headlines

Fresh appeal over pensioner killing
The daughter of a 93-year-old woman who died after being attacked in her bed last year makes a fresh appeal for information.

Arrests over police murder attempt
Three men from Wolverhampton are arrested for attempted murder after a car was driven into a police van in Kidderminster, injuring two officers.

National Headlines

Network Rail told to cut £2bn costs
Network Rail is told by the rail regulator that it must find savings of £2bn over the next five years and improve punctuality on all routes.

‘Cost-cutting’ before ship’s sinking
A cargo ship that sank off north Wales, killing six crew, was subject to money-saving measures and the accident was avoidable, an investigation finds.

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