Media Watch – June 3

By on 03/06/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Warning to Muslim diabetics over fasting during Ramadan (Birmingham Mail) Muslim diabetics in Birmingham have been urged to put their health first, when considering fasting during the forthcoming month of Ramadan. Quotes Cllr Paulette Hamilton.

Public service reform: the challenges that lie ahead (Guardian) City devolution is a bright spot amid public leaders’ concerns over the impact of cuts on housing, local services and policing. Quotes Chief Executive Mark Rogers.

Ongoing coverage of Gemma Wale (Birmingham Mail, BBCWM and elsewhere) Further discussion and coverage concerning the woman jailed for breaching an anti-social behaviour order.

Regional Headlines:

Salmonella outbreak killed patient – A report finds a salmonella outbreak at a Birmingham hospital caused the death of a patient

New tower planned for Birmingham – Birmingham could see a new 346ft (105m) addition to its skyline as plans are submitted for what would be its tallest office

National Headlines:

Blatter ‘under investigation in US’ – Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US officials as part of their inquiry into corruption

All ‘failing schools’ to become academies – Every school rated inadequate by Ofsted in England, up to 1,000 over five years, will become an academy, under a new bill to be published later.

Eating disorder admissions nearly double – The number of hospital admissions for teenagers suffering with eating disorders across the UK has gone up nearly 90% in three years.


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