Media Watch – March 25

By on 25/03/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Capital’s homeless ‘dumped in Brum’ (Birmingham Mail) A hidden army of needy families are set to be dumped in Birmingham by London boroughs desperate to cut costs, it has been claimed. Sir Albert Bore and Cllr Steve Bedser quoted.

Historic pub finally facing demolition (Birmingham Mail) The demolition of an historic Birmingham pub (King Edward VII, Aston) has been finally approved at the second time of asking.

Residents to get red cards over bin service (Birmingham Mail) Households in Birmingham districts piloting the new waste collection services will get a red card through the door if their property is not getting a new wheelie bin.

Renewed moves for 20mph zone (Birmingham Mail) A residents’ group (Kings Heath Residents’ Forum) has repeated calls for a Birmingham suburb to be made a 20mph zone in an attempt to calm speeding.

Agencies join forces over reforms (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy reveals the work being done in a bid to help residents affected by welfare reforms.

It’s all rubbish on Birmingham’s council TV (Birmingham Mail) It may not have the quality of a Scandinavian cop show, boast the spectacle and excitement of Doctor Who or have the depth of a Stephen Poliakoff drama, but Birmingham City Council's new internet broadcast service is certainly pulling in the viewers.

Birmingham hub deal is back on the market (Estates Gazette) IM Properties is in talks with Birmingham Council to house the city’s long-proposed £80m wholesale markets at the Hub Business Park.

Wheelie bin consultation asks about sexuality (Sunday Express, The People)

Fines across the board (Sunday Express) Snow Hill, Livery Street car park labelled the biggest earning car park in the UK.

Regional Headlines

School pupils stranded by weather
A group of school children are stranded in Scotland as schools across Birmingham and the Black Country close.

Abbey memorial for steam pioneer
A memorial to the 18th Century entrepreneur Matthew Boulton is to be designed for Westminster Abbey.

National Headlines

Border agency condemned over backlog
The UK Border Agency is still plagued by backlogs of unresolved immigration cases, says the Home Affairs Committee of MPs.

Power still cut after blizzards
Thousands of homes are still without power and many roads are impassable after severe weather affected much of the UK during the weekend.

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