Media Watch – Nov 7

By on 07/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Carmageddon – Solar-powered buses unveiled in city’s 25-year vision to beat traffic gridlock (B'ham Mail, Birmingham Post) How Brum plans to create rapid transport network.  Quotes Sir Albert Bore.

Army unit is reunited with plaque (B'ham Mail) Army veterans have been reunited with their prized commemorative plaque which they thought had been lost forever.  The framed plaque had been thrown into a skip at a Birmingham recycling centre, but eagle-eyed staff spotted it and rescued it.  Quotes Cllr James McKay.

City shops heed warning and pass knife crime test (B'ham Mail) A series of ‘test purchases’ have been carried out at Birmingham’s shops in a crackdown on traders flogging knives to under-18s.  Quotes Cllr Barbara Dring.

Regional Headlines:

Fresh bid to trace park baby mother
Police make a fresh appeal to trace the mother of a baby girl, a week after she was abandoned in a Birmingham park

Escaped killer found and arrested
A convicted killer from the West Midlands who absconded from prison has been found and arrested, police say

Arsonist guilty of man’s fire murder
A man who set fire to a block of flats in Walsall killing a 68-year-old man is found guilty of murder.

National Headlines:

UK spy chiefs to be quizzed by MPs
The heads of the UK’s spying agencies will face an unprecedented televised grilling by MPs later.

Man charged over girls’ road deaths
A man is charged with manslaughter following the death of two teenage girls who were hit by a car.

Sochi Olympic torch goes into space
A torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics blasts off into space – as part of efforts to showcase next year’s games in Russia.

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