Media Watch – Nov 6

By on 06/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council U-turn on bus lane controversy (Birmingham Mail) Any motorist given multiple tickets for a single Birmingham bus lane offence will only be issued a Penalty Charge Notice for one offence, it has been announced. The measure has been backdated to November 1. Cllr Tahir Ali quoted.

Nursery shuts over infestation of mice (Birmingham Mail) Small Talk Nursery in Handsworth has been closed until November 11. A council spokesperson quoted as saying the site owners are working with the local authority to address the matter.

Gunpowder, treason and chaos (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of last night's Pype Hayes Park fireworks display, which, according to the article, was so popular, it brought surrounding roads to a standstill as people looked for places to park.

Join parade for a taste of Christmas (Birmingham Mail) Preview of Birmingham's Christmas parade, set to take place on Saturday.

Heads unite to improve our schools (Birmingham Mail) Article covering today's launch of the Birmingham Education Partnership - which aims to allow schools to work together to achieve improvements. Cllr Brigid Jones says the partnership will be an “essential foundation” for this.

Regional Headlines

Police in Birmingham have become the first in the UK to monitor real-time bus CCTV after a “Trojan” bus was fitted with state of the art technology.

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi topped a list of 340 MPs claiming domestic fuel expenses in the 2012/13 financial year. He claimed £5,822 to heat his second home - more than four times the national household average.

National Headlines

Hundreds of workers on the Clyde and south coast wait to hear about their jobs after it emerged defence company BAE Systems is to announce cuts at three UK shipyards.

A series of small explosions kill at least one person outside a provincial office of the ruling Communist Party in northern China, state media report.

Thefts of catalytic converters from motor vehicles have more than doubled over the past three years, a new investigation has found. Thieves are ripping out the devices because they contain precious metals such as platinum and palladium.

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