Media Watch – March 9

By on 09/03/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

A sporting chance (The Guardian) Article looking at the success of Birmingham’s Be Active scheme.

City binmen meet to vote on walk out (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s binmen are today meeting to vote on strike action as the dispute over pay, conditions and allowances continues.

Opening date for city park (Birmingham Mail) Work will begin on building Birmingham’s new city centre park in May and the £12 million project is expected to be finished by the summer of next year.

The jury’s out on ‘chuggers’ (Birmingham Mail) On-street charity collectors could face restrictions after Birmingham City Council admitted officials were monitoring a scheme to limit their numbers in Manchester.

Venue put lives at risk (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post.net) The owner of a Birmingham nightspot has had his licence revoked after fire chiefs told a committee the venue was ‘a tragedy waiting to happen’.

Regional Headlines

Dudley Council to lose 400 jobs in next year
More than 400 jobs will go over the next year at Dudley Council after its budget was approved.

Second arrest in Torquay child sex investigation
A second man has been arrested in connection with a child sex abuse investigation in Torquay, Devon. The 22-year-old man, from Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, was arrested on suspicion of raping two women and sexual activity with a child.

National Headlines

Plans to target sale of tobacco products to be unveiled
Tougher steps covering the sale and promotion of tobacco products are to be unveiled by ministers later.

Pupil special needs statements to be scrapped
Ministers are due to unveil a major shake-up of special educational needs (SEN) support in England’s schools.

World cannot stand aside from Libya, says Cameron
The world cannot “stand aside” and allow violent repression to continue in Libya, David Cameron has told the BBC.

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