Media Watch – May 14

By on 14/05/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City secures Government money to tackle problem drinking (SKY News, BBC WM) Director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy interviewed as Birmingham City Council secures funding for a new alcohol reduction strategy in Moseley.

City to offer top honour to former councillors (Birmingham Mail) Nine former Birmingham City councillors, including three ex Lord Mayors, with almost 200 years service between them are being lined up for a top honour (being named Honorary Aldermen)

Be protected from scams (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy offers advice on how to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

Wedding catering company fined after mouse droppings found on dinner plates (Birmingham Mail) A wedding and party catering company in Birmingham has been fined for putting consumers' lives at risk after inspectors found mouse droppings on dinner plates and a fly flew out of a microwave.

Firms urged to back BID (Birmingham Mail) New City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has urged Jewellery Quarter businesses to back a vote for a new Business Improvement District.

Mayor joins clean-up (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Lord Mayor Anita Ward got her hands dirty when she tackled graffiti in Birmingham.

Taxi licence change ‘will mean chaos’ (Birmingham Mail) Government plans to open up the taxi and minicab market could lead to chaos on the streets of Birmingham, according to the city council’s head of licensing.

Regional Headlines

Groups share £1.9m lottery grants
West Midlands projects share Big Lottery Fund grants worth almost £2m.

Man found stabbed in city street
A murder investigation is under way after a man was found stabbed in a street in Birmingham city centre.

National Headlines

Sixth child dies after house fire
A sixth child from the same family dies following a fire at their home in Derby.

Local care ‘close to break point’
Health services in the community are reaching breaking point in the UK, the Royal College of Nursing is claiming.

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