Media Watch – June 4

By on 04/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Destroyed clubhouse rises from the ashes (Birmingham Mail) A golf clubhouse is to be officially unveiled next month – more than four years after its predecessor was destroyed in an arson attack.

Wheelie bins: Too good to refuse or a load of rubbish? (BBC) Love them or loathe them, wheelie bins have become as quintessentially part of English life as cups of tea and rainy summers.

Your Rights: Get some help to deal with the benefits system (Birmingham Mail) Know your rights with Jacqui Kennedy, Birmingham City Council's head of regulation and enforcement.

Regional Headlines

Baby murder suspect ‘in secure unit’
A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a mother and baby at a house in Birmingham is deemed unfit to be questioned.

Severn Trent rejects improved takeover offer of £5bn
Water supplier Severn Trent has rejected a second takeover offer worth around £5bn from a group of international investors, LongRiver.

National Headlines

NHS ‘misses A&E waiting time target’
The NHS in England missed its A&E target in the first three months of the year, with a sharp rise in those waiting more than four hours, researchers say.

RBS could be split into two banks
The draft, unfinalised and unpublished report of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards recommends breaking up RBS into a good bank and bad bank.

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