Media Watch – March 21

By on 21/03/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City honour for the Foot Guards (BBC) Freedom of the City of Birmingham is given to five regiments that make up the Foot Guards.

Council chiefs take pay cut (Birmingham Mail) Senior Birmingham councillors have agreed a ten per cent pay cut out of sympathy with hard-up families.

Heroes’ welcome for ex-soldiers (Birmingham Mail) The keys to Birmingham’s first ‘homes for heroes’ have been handed over – with tenants now poised to move in.

Library to open in September 2013 (Birmingham Mail, BBC ) the opening day of Birmingham’s £188 million library has been set at Tuesday September 3 2013.

BBC WM and the Birmingham Mail both carried inaccurate reports that pupils at Cockshutt Hill Technology College have been banned from wearing Harry Moseley charity bracelets. Headteacher Mary Wilkie explained that was not the case.

£50k of jewels seized in raids (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Consumer watchdogs seized £50,000-worth of dodgy jewellery as they swooped on traders across Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

Woman’s death prompts 999 inquiry
An investigation is launched into the way West Midlands Police handled emergency calls made in relation to a woman later found dead in Coventry.

Gun fired into Birmingham takeaway
A gun has been fired into the window of a takeaway in Birmingham. West Midlands Police said a single shot was fired into the Bell Road Fish Bar, Pounds Lane, Druids Heath at 20:00 GMT on Monday night.

National Headlines

Tax allowance ‘to rise in Budget’
Chancellor George Osborne is to announce a further increase in personal tax allowances in the Budget and signal a cut in the top rate of tax.

Schoolboy dies during rugby match
A Worcestershire schoolboy dies after collapsing during a rugby match in Kidderminster.

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