Media Watch – Nov 11

By on 11/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Family from hell booted out at last (B'ham Mail) Double-page-spread and front-page-lead on the O'Brien family who carried out terrifying crimes from their five-bedroom council house have been asked to leave.  Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City quoted.

Brum crowds unite to honour fallen heroes (B'ham Mail) Full coverage of the Remembrance Day ceremony in Centenary Square.

Thousands enjoy festive fun as lights switched on (B'ham Mail, Sunday Mercury)
The countdown to Christmas has begun with Birmingham's festive lights officially switched on.

Join meetings for 20mph campaign (B'ham Mail) Article about a series of public meetings to be held throughout Birmingham re: the '20 is plenty' campaign.

Try running local services 'yourselves' (B'ham Mail) People are being urged to run their local services or risk losing them under new proposals currently under consultation.  Council plans include residents being asked to play their part in keeping sports centres, halls. parks etc open. Cllr Sir Albert Bore quoted.

Chiefs insist transport vision is not anti-car (B'ham Mail) Birmingham council bosses have denied their new transport strategy is 'anti-car' amid fears motorists will be hit with higher charges and taxes. Cllr Sir Albert Bore and Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City quoted.

Under threat regiment vets join service (Sunday Mercury)
Piece about representatives from Birmingham, including the Deputy Lord Mayor, who will be assembling at the civic offices for a special Remembrance service today (Monday 11th).

Regional Headlines

HS2: Transport secretary to be quizzed by MPs over report
MPs are to question the transport secretary over a report that predicted the HS2 high-speed rail project would boost the UK economy by £15bn a year.

West Midlands PCC Bob Jones criticises role
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones has criticised the posts, saying they have done nothing for police accountability.

National Headlines

Walk-in centre closures ‘may worsen A&E crisis’
Closing walk-in centres may make it harder for people to see GPs – and risks sending more people to A&E, warns healthcare regulator Monitor.

Armistice Day to be marked in the UK with silence

The anniversary of the World War One armistice 95 years ago is to be marked in the UK with a two-minute silence.


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