Media Watch – June 2

By on 02/06/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Supercouncil on cards but ‘metro mayor’ can wait (Birmingham Mail) West Midlands Council leaders have vowed to ‘get on’ with the creation of a new super-council following a meeting in Birmingham with Chancellor George Osborne and senior Government ministers.

Neighbour jailed for noisy night of passion (Birmingham Mail, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The i, Daily Express, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, Metro, The Guardian online, The Independent online, BBC online, Daily Star online, ITV online) Woman who screamed during sex and breached anti-social behaviour order given two week sentence. She had also breached the order by arguing with her boyfriend, swearing at a neighbour, ’banging around the house’ and ‘running around in the property’. Birmingham City Council took legal action after a complaint.

Property ownership (BBCWM Breakfast Show) Item based on FOI information from the Tax Payers Alliance on councils nationally showing council owned property, mentions pubs owned by BCC. Statement from Birmingham City Council explaining that business such as pubs are part of a commercial property portfolio. Interviews with the Tax Payers Alliance, Local Government Association, Cllr Robert Alden.

Locals can have say on transport (Birmingham Mail) Moseley locals can have their say on transport in the area at the Moseley Forum AGM.

Regional Headlines:

Man killed in double stabbing named – A man killed in a double stabbing in Birmingham is named by police.

Body found in hotelier murder hunt – Divers searching for a Wolverhampton businessman feared murdered in India discover body.

Man admits killing former partner – A man pleads guilty to killing his ex-partner, whose body was found in a burnt out car in Birmingham.


National Headlines:

Ex-Lib Dem Leader Kennedy dies at 55 – Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has dies at his home in Scotland aged 55, his family says.

Sanctions target ‘rip off’ NHS temps – The government announces measures to clamp down on ‘rip off’ staffing agencies used by the NHS to plug gaps in nursing and doctor rotas.

Hundreds missing as China boat sinks – Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship with more than 450 people, mostly elderly tourists, capsizes on China’s Yangtze River.


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