Media Watch – May 28

By on 28/05/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Drinks giant backs park fitness scheme (Birmingham Mail) A fitness scheme based in Birmingham’s parks is being expanded.

Cyclists angry as annual Sky Ride event is cancelled (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s annual Sky Ride event has been cancelled.

20mph zones for suburbs (Birmingham Mail) Formal consultation on new 20mph speed limits in Moseley, Kings Heath, Sparkbrook and Springfield ward are now in place.

Opposition to supermarket alcohol bid (Birmingham Mail) A Handsworth supermarket faces opposition to its bid to become an off-licence as it is close to a clinic where people are treated for alcohol problems.

Switch-on for lampposts (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham residents may finally see the light – after workers turned up to finish installing lampposts first fitted two years ago.

Governors at failing Islamic school to defy council effort to take control (Guardian) The chair of governors of a failing Islamic school (Al-Hijrah school, in Bordesley Green) has said he will defy attempts by Birmingham city council to take it over.

A combined local authority pension fund would have real clout (Guardian) Birmingham city councillor John Clancy’s book The Secret Wealth Garden sets out major reforms of the system.

Regional Headlines

Police investigate patient restraint
A police force confirms it is investigating claims of unlawful patient restraint at a West Midlands Hospital trust (Russells Hall Hospital).

One third ‘admit racial prejudice’
More than a third of people in the West Midlands admit being racially prejudiced, research suggests.

National Headlines

House prices ‘will face correction’
Nationwide building society warns the housing market may be facing a “natural correction” as it reports its best ever annual results.

‘Lose a little’ advice on obesity
New weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England will advise people that they should “lose a little and keep it off” for life.

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