Media Watch – March 14

By on 14/03/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Lollipop man and parents furious over lack of safety measures outside school (Birmingham Mail) Parents at a Birmingham primary school where the traffic is so dangerous the lollipop man has been knocked over three times have accused the council of dragging its feet in installing safety measures.

Sun shines on parade (Birmingham Mail, BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM) It was the luck of the Irish as the sun came out just in time for Birmingham’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.

No heating for three months (Birmingham Mail) A council house tenant has been shivering for three months without central heating, waiting for her boiler to be fixed.

Uproar as city halts flat sale (Birmingham Mail) Property developers are furious after being denied an opportunity to convert two historic buildings owned by Birmingham City Council into flats.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham family’s concern after Japan quake
The family of a Birmingham man in Japan say they are anxious about his safety as they have not heard from him following the earthquake and tsunami.

Active speed cameras in West Midlands ‘will halve’
The number of active fixed speed cameras across Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country will be halved from April, it has emerged.

National Headlines

Japan earthquake: Fears grow over UK casualties
An increasing number of Britons are raising concerns about friends and relatives who may have been caught up in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Musharraf ‘not told of UK’s disapproval of torture’
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has cast doubt on Britain’s public stance that countries should not torture British citizens on its behalf.

Health groups reject ‘responsibility deal’ on alcohol
Six leading health groups have dealt the government a blow by refusing to sign up to its new “responsibility deal” on alcohol in England.

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