Media Watch – March 5

By on 05/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories:

BBC WM – an announcement is iminent on the future of the NEC Group

Council budget meeting hit by anti-cuts protest (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s ket budget meeting yesterday was marred by two anti-cuts protesters who had to be forcibly removed from the council chamber

Bargain booze putting too much pressure on health services (BBC WM) Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, calling on the Government to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol after it emerged that a third of intensive care beds at weekends are taken up by patients critically ill from alcohol

Regional news:

Failures over ‘botched op surgery’ – Two hospitals missed opportunities to take action against a consultant breast surgeon performing unnecessary or incomplete operations, a review finds

Dunford feels for Birmingham fans – Former Birmingham City chief executive Michael Dunford says he feels for Blues fans over the club’s uncertain future

National news:

US-Russia talks over Ukraine crisis – US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are to hold talks to try to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis

Immigration impact report withheld – Downing Street has prevented publication of a report that suggests one potential impact of immigration is smaller than has been claimed, BBC Newsnight learns

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