Media Watch – June 9

By on 09/06/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Cllr Alan Rudge on BBC Radio WM confirming Birmingham City Council will appeal against specific elements of the recent equal pay ruling.

Report into Khyra gets go-ahead (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post.netIndependent, PA Newswire, BBC) A full report of the official investigation into the death of Birmingham seven-year-old Khyra Ishaq will be published, ministers have confirmed.

Saving the planet should be the goal (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has urged football fans to remember the environment while guzzling booze during the World Cup.

Con-Lib councils kept down taxes (Financial Times) Birmingham City Council referenced in article stating that local coalitions between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats tend to keep taxes and spending low.

Councillor relishes dirty chip shop fine (theasiantoday.com) A CHIP shop owner whose business was so dirty that it had to be immediately closed down, has received a substantial fine at Birmingham Magistrates Court. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=10813

A taste of the world comes to Midlands (The Voice, Birmingham Mail, TheBusinessDesk.com) The Birmingham Food Fair starts this week and has doubled in size following the huge success of last year’s inaugural event. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=10860

Deadly cosmetics warning (theasiantoday.com) Council officials in Birmingham have issued a warning to the city’s Asian community after a shopkeeper was sentenced and fined for selling poisonous beauty products. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=10378

Regional Headlines

Man injured after Worcestershire lorry incident
A man who was working on a lorry in Worcestershire has been taken to hospital after the vehicle went over his legs.

Bus fares rise across West Midlands and Coventry
Fares on National Express West Midlands buses have risen by up to a quarter after a freeze of nearly 18 months.

Wolverhampton student sentenced for air gun shootings
A University of Wolverhampton student who shot three children with an air gun from a halls of residence balcony has been given a suspended jail term.

National Headlines

Cumbria gun victims remembered in services a week on
Thousands of people are expected to attend memorial services in Cumbria later, a week after gunman Derrick Bird shot dead 12 people.

Councils to get help to stop ‘garden-grabbing’ 
Councils in England are to get greater powers to stop developers building homes on gardens, the government says.

Heart attack admissions fall after smoking ban
There were 1,200 fewer hospital admissions for heart attacks in England in the year after July 2007 – when the smoking ban came in, research suggests.

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