Media Watch – Nov 5

By on 05/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council ‘sorry’ after clinical waste mix-up (Birmingham Mail) A Second World War veteran has received an apology from the city council after clinical waste was left outside his house for more than three weeks.

Widespread previews of BBC series The Choir – featuring a choir from Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham unveils 20mph (Local Transport Today) Birmingham City Council is consulting on introducing 20mph speed limits across the city’s residential streets and on busy high streets.

Major review of sexual health (Great Barr Observer) Improved support for people vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation, a further reduction in teenage pregnancies and fewer Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are among the key aims of a major review of sexual health services in Birmingham.

New mental health role (Great Barr Observer) Cllr Paulette Hamilton has been appointed Birmingham's first Mental Health Champion.

Regional Headlines

Rails laid for £128m tram scheme
The first rails are laid on a £128m project that will see trams return to Birmingham city centre.

MPs recall police in ‘plebgate’ row
Two police officers accused of giving misleading answers to Parliament during evidence relating to the “plebgate” saga are to face MPs again.

National Headlines

Immigrants ‘make net contribution’
Immigrants to the UK since 2000 have made a “substantial” contribution to public finances, a new University College London study says.

Prostate cancer test ‘may save ops’
A prostate cancer test, which predicts how aggressive a tumour is, could spare men unnecessary operations, researchers suggest.

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