Media Watch – June 5

By on 05/06/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham City Council considering banning amplified noise in city centre (BBC WM) Coverage of ongoing Public Spaces Protection Order consultation. The consultation gives people a chance to make their views known over measures to tackle noise nuisance from Buskers, Street Entertainers and Street Speakers in the City Centre of Birmingham.

Birmingham rush hour traffic test finds it’s quicker to bike it (Birmingham Mail) A rush hour race has revealed it is quicker to run or cycle from Birmingham City Centre to Cannon Hill Park than take a car.

Fears for listed building next to new towers (Birmingham Mail) A new hotel and apartment block (The Left Bank scheme in Broad St) has been given the green-light despite concerns over noise and the effect on a nearby listed building.

New city centre office block finally gets green light (Birmingham Mail) Proposals for the long-awaited Three Snowhill office development in Birmingham city centre have been given the go ahead by councillors.

Unite’s hotel and conference centre plans poised for council go-ahead (Insider Media) Proposals lodged by workers’ union Unite to construct a 170-room hotel and conference facility in Birmingham are set for the green light, with planners hailing them as “another significant investment” for the city.

Silverblades redevelopment set for green light (Insider Media) Plans to build an 11-storey apartment tower on the site of the former Silverblades ice rink in Birmingham, which could create a “significant” number of employment opportunities, have been recommended for approval by city council planners.

Regional Headlines

Redditch firm creating 700 jobs in Birmingham
A finance company has announced plans to create more than 700 jobs in Birmingham before the end of next year. The Redditch-based Sigma Financial Group has opened an office in Priory Queensway, in the city.

Birmingham to Turkey flight diverted due to ‘disturbance’
A flight from Birmingham to Turkey had to be diverted to Bulgaria after a “disturbance” broke out on board.

National Headlines

Lloyds hit by record £117m fine over PPI handling
State-backed Lloyds Banking Group has been fined a record £117m for mis-handling payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints by the City watchdog.

Disability benefits: Court to rule on delay test case
The High Court is expected to rule later on whether the government took too long to process benefit claims by two disabled people.


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