Media Watch – Nov 18

By on 18/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City strikes athletics gold (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is celebrating after being named as hosts for the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championship - securing a £20m boost to the region. Deputy Leader Cllr Ward quoted

 Chaos as council website crippled by cyber-attacks (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's state-of-the-art £3m website, run by Service Birmingham, crashed after a cyber-attack from notorious international hackers Anonymous. A Service Birmingham spokesman quoted.

 Bid for a fourth lap dance club on Broad Street blocked (Birmingham Mail) The council rejected an application for a premises licence to sell alcohol by the owners of the venue, which would be called the Paradise Club.

 Traffic fears over plans to build on former car park (Birmingham Mail) Residents have warned of traffic chaos and congestion in the centre of Harborne after plans to build homes on a 66-space car park were approved for the second time. Cllr Clancy quoted.

 100 extra park and ride spaces for commuters (Birmingham Mail) New £700k facilities at Longbridge station set to be finished by Christmas, funded by Centro. Cllr Ali quoted

 Green light for home plan extended (Birmingham Mail) Planning permission has been extended for up to 200 homes on the former Nocks Brickworks site in Holly Lane, Erdington, despite vehement protests over contamination and loss of wildlife. Cllrs Beauchamp and Henley quoted.

Regional Headlines:

Campaigners in Wolverhampton say plans to close the city’s Central Baths make “a mockery” of the Olympic legacy.

A call to reopen the investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings is being considered by the prime minister.

National Headlines:
Leading search engine companies agree measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online

The Olympic Stadium is not being used to the full, according to a group of Lords who also questioned the legacyof London 2012

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