Media Watch – May 20

By on 20/05/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread coverage of Birmingham’s WW1 themed display at the Chelsea Flower Show (BBC, Telegraph, Express) The display was this morning awarded a gold medal in the floral category.

Council admits it may have to repeat garden waste collection (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses may be forced to stage a second green waste collection blitz after being stung into action by mounting piles of dumped rubbish.

Marco Pierre White’s flagship Birmingham restaurant given a zero food hygiene rating (widespread coverage) Marco Pierre White’s flagship restaurant in Birmingham has been given a zero food hygiene rating from environmental health officers.

Angry library campaigners throw the book at council (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of a protest calling for West Heath Library to reopen.

Library scoops another title at awards ceremony (Birmingham Mail) The Library of Birmingham has scooped a host of new accolades at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Green belt land needed to tackle ‘major housing crisis’ says city planning chief (Birmingham Post) The man charged with leading Birmingham’s regeneration (Waheed Nazir) has urged neighbouring authorities to look at their green belt land for development and “wake up” to the major housing crisis facing the sub-region.

Regional Headlines

Murder arrests over body in canal
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of the body of a 39-year-old man in a Birmingham canal.

Baby dies after wait for heart donor
A baby boy from Wolverhampton dies after waiting almost eight months for a heart transplant.

National Headlines

May hails Abu Hamza guilty verdict
The home secretary hails the verdict of a New York court which found radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri guilty of supporting terrorism.

Mobile phone child health risk probe
A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children’s mental development is getting under way.

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