Media Watch – March 18

By on 18/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Launch of Birmingham declaration on social inclusion (Birmingham Mail) Cllr John Cotton said the declaration will see city leaders challenge the government over deprivation and work together to find solutions

Olympic pool finally on its way to Brum (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has made a splash after securing an Olympic training pool, used by athletes to train during the London Games. It will be installed in the replacement building for derelict Sparkhill pool. Leader and deputy leader quoted

20mph limit gets green light despite opposition (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) Birmingham councillors have ignored fierce opposition to roll out plans for a city wide 20mph speed limit on residential roads. Cllr James McKay quoted

Regional Headlines:

MPs urged to speed up second-stage HS2 plan - The boss of HS2 has challenged politicians to pave the way for a faster building of the high-speed line

Missing baby found 'safe and well' – Police in the West Midlands find a missing nine-week old girl “safe and well” and arrest her father

National Headlines:

China begins land search for missing plane – China begins searching its territory for the missing Malaysian plane and says no evidence was found of terror links among Chinese passengers

Putin moves towards annexing Crimea – President Vladimir Putin informs parliament formally of Crimea’s request to join Russia and approves a draft bill on absorbing the peninsula

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