Media Watch – Nov 12

By on 12/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories
Criminal family evicted after their dog bit off a policeman's nose during ten year reign of terror (Daily Mirror) The O'Brien family have been evicted after being taken to court by Birmingham City Council

Sing While You Work - Birmingham City Council was the featured choir in last night's episode of the Gareth Malone series

Anger at plan to build on 'Homes for Heroes' plots (Birmingham Mail) Opposition councillors are making a last-ditch bid to stop council houses being built on land previously set aside for wounded servicemen. A council statement said the authority announced in September it would build 60 Homes for Heroes in Longbridge and Kings Norton and that the land in question had not been set aside for ex-servicemen homes. The statement continued: “The 12 homes built by the previous administration used funding from the Alderson Trust. There was no commitment to build homes at Loftus Close without the continued support of the Trust, and unfortunately they do not have the finances to do this. However, through the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust we are providing much-needed social housing for this area on that site.”

Crews rescue man and his dog locked in park for 2 hours (Birmingham Mail) A man had to be rescued after getting locked in Sunset Park after the gates closed for the evening

Pupils' safety fears at city school rated 'inadequate' (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham school (Bournville) with more than 1,000 pupils has been placed into special measures with younger children saying they don't feel safe in the playground

Regional News

Heseltine: HS2 is an act of faith - Lord Heseltine is due to come out strongly in favour of the HS2 rail project

Pair jailed over cockle-picker fraud - Two sisters who laundered money linked to the human trafficking operation which caused the deaths of 23 cockle-pickers in Morecombe Bay are jailed for a second time

Mum, 77, died after hospital blunder - A pensioner died after she was mistakenly given a lethal overdose, an inquest heard

National News

UK charities launch typhoon appeal - A group of leading UK aid charities launches an appeal to help the victims of the devastating Philippines typhoon

Davey: Energy uses not 'cash cows' - Gas and electricity customers should not be cash cows to be 'squeezed' for bigger profits, energy secretary Ed Davey has said

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