Media Watch – Nov 28

By on 28/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Friends of the Earth praises city for pledge to cut carbon output (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Friends of the Earth has praised senior city councillors for reinforcing the pledge to cut carbon emissions by 60 per cent. Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe & Smart City quoted.

£36m for six new leisure centres but nine to close (Birmingham Mail) Feature outlining Birmingham City Council’s proposals to spend £36m on building six new pools and sports centres, as part of a major transformation of leisure services in the city. Council leader Sir Albert Bore and Deputy Leader Ian Ward quoted.

JFK memorial has wrong date (The independent) A Birmingham memorial to John F Kennedy has embarrassed the City Council after carrying the wrong dates of the President’s time in office.

Fans sore about Birmingham Bears (nationals) Warwickshire under fire after they decided to rename themselves Birmingham bears in next season's Natwest T20. Warwickshire's position is complicated by their obligations to Birmingham City Council which lent the club £20m towards their new pavilion.

Market gives gluhwein boost for bus numbers (Birmingham Mail) An extra 10,000 more journeys, a jump in 10 percent, has been made on National Express buses on weekends since Birmingham’s German Market opened.

Regional Headlines
£12m EuroMillions prize unclaimed by Ladywood buyer
A lottery ticket holder who won £12m has failed to come forward to collect their prize, meaning the money will now go to ‘good causes’.

Family appeal to find ‘third Birmingham pub bomb’
The family of a woman killed in the Birmingham pub bombings has urged police to find an alleged third device which could reveal who was responsible.

National Headlines
Six arrests in football match-fixing investigation. Six men have been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency investigating alleged match-fixing in English football.

Cigarette packaging: Ministers launch fresh review
The government is to announce an independent review of cigarette packaging in England, amid calls for action to discourage young smokers.


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