Media Watch – Nov 27

By on 27/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Nine swimming pools and sports centres set to close (Birmingham Mail) But it's not all gloom. As part of overhaul, six new pools and leisure centres will be built at a cost of £36 million. Others will be transferred to private sector operators, local schools or community groups, all under strict guarantees of community access and admission fee limits.

NHS told to get tough on smoking (BBC WM) Cllr Steve Bedser backing new guidance from NICE saying the NHS must stop turning a “blind eye” to smoking and ban it in all hospital grounds in England.

Is it time to axe the German Market (Birmingham Mail) Reporter Graham Young asks if the Frankfurt Christmas Market is past its sell-by date.

Regional Headlines

Airport hangar ‘creates 300 jobs’
A new multimillion-pound aircraft maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport will create up to 300 jobs, an engineering company says.

Warks to be Birmingham Bears in T20
Warwickshire confirm that they will be known as the Birmingham Bears in next summer’s T20 Blast tournament.

National Headlines

Plan to curb ‘benefit tourism’
David Cameron announces a crackdown on so-called “benefit tourism” – but an EU commissioner warns of “hysteria” and the UK being seen as a “nasty country”.

Nine million in ‘serious’ debt
Nearly nine million people across the UK are living with serious debt problems, according to a new report.

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