Media Watch – Nov 4

By on 04/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Embassy traffic chaos hits millionaire row (B'ham Mail) People who live in a residential part of in Edgbaston are upset about the amount of cars parked on roads near their homes since the Indian Consular Office moved there. It is also claimed by residents that the building the Consular Office works from is not fit for purpose. The City Council said: “We have reviewed the parking and use of the property and wait for the decision from the planning officer.”

Council leaves cancer man in cold for months (B'ham Mail) A cancer sufferer has received an apology from Birmingham City Council landlords after being left without heating and hot water for four months.

Spruce-up for Xmas market (B'ham Mail) Fir trees are lining the city's chamberlain Square in the run-up to Birmingham German Christmas Market. Stalls open for business on November 14.

Regional

Rush hour crash injures pedestrian
A man is seriously hurt when he is hit by a car on the main route through Birmingham city centre at the start of rush hour.

HS2 boss ‘must cut costs’ – Cameron
The new boss of the HS2 rail link has been tasked with finding ways to cut the estimated £50bn cost of the scheme, David Cameron is to announce.

National

Co-op Bank to cut branch network
The Co-operative Bank plans to reduce its branch network by 15% by the end of next year.

Not reporting abuse ‘must be crime’
Teachers and other professionals who fail to report child abuse suspicions should face prosecution, the former director of public prosecutions says.

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