Media Watch – March 26

By on 26/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Smile! Fluoride in tap water cuts decay and is safe (Independent) Dr Adrian Philips quoted in article urging councils to introduce fluoridation. Birmingham City Council already spends £180,000 a year on the process, or less than 18p per person

Mum banned over punch-up at sports day (Birmingham Mail) Yenton school has banned a mum from its grounds over a punch-up. A school spokesperson said a ban had been extended due to a number of incidents

High streets get 20mph limits in bid to save lives (Birmingham Mail) A string of Birmingham high streets are to be made 20mph zones in the first round of speed cuts

Paradise Circus plans see £40m Conservatoire move drawn up (BBC online and Birmingham Mail) Plans for a new Birmingham Conservatoire are being drawn up after the Paradise Circus development forced a move

Councillor backs Birmingham school's energy drinks ban (ITV.com) Cllr Bedser has backed the head teacher of Small Heath school for banning the consumption of Red Bull

First for Birmingham (Housing magazine) Witton Lodge Community Association has secured funding to build new homes in Perry Barr. Over £500,000 has been awarded by the Homes and Communities Agency in partnership with Birmingham City Council

Regional Headlines:

Hundreds of Midland pupils get day off as teachers strike - Some schools close as the NUT staged a one-day strike

Drugs smuggler 'unfairly convicted' – The family of a woman from Birmingham jailed for smuggling drugs out of Pakistan say she was unfairly convicted

National Headlines:

Abbott vows to solve plane 'riddle' – PM Tony Abbott says Australia is “throwing everything we have” at the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, as weather improves

SSE freezes energy prices until 2016 – Energy supplier SSE says it will freeze domestic gas and electricity prices at their current levels until 2016

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