Media Watch – Mar 12

By on 12/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

20mph plan for inner-city (Birmingham Mail) The first phase of a plan to roll out a 20mph limit for the vast majority of city roads has been announced.

'Homes for heroes' axe is defended (Birmingham Mail) Cabinet Member Cllr Tahir Ali has dismissed claims he has let down forces personnel by not delivering a project in Loftus Close in Bartley Green. Cllr Ali said it was only ever a potential development site, adding that the money for the scheme did not exist.

Arts school will 'breathe new life' into the Old Rep (Birmingham Mail) The Birmingham Ormiston Academy is set to take over the running of the Old Rep Theatre after the council put the contract for the Station Street venue out to tender. Cllr Ian Ward quoted.

Regional Headlines

Planning permission has been given for a healthcare facility on the last remaining plot at Pebble Mill, the former home of BBC Birmingham.

A mother has been banned from the playground of her children's school (Yenton Primary) for fighting with another parent in front of pupils.

National Headlines

A future Labour government would not call an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU unless it was being asked to transfer more powers to Brussels, Ed Miliband has said.

Search teams are scouring waters off both sides of the Malaysian peninsula, amid continued confusion over a missing Malaysia Airlines plane’s last known location.

The inventor of the world wide web has marked the 25th anniversary of his creation by calling for a ‘Magna Carta’ bill of rights to protect its users.

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