Media Watch – Nov 7

By on 07/11/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Gritters ready for the winter (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail) Eddie Fellows from Amey interviewed about the preparations to grit Birmingham’s roads this winter.

20mph speed limit for residential city roads backed (Birmingham Mail) City councillors have given their full backing to plans to cover Birmingham’s residential road network with a 20mph speed limit.

Trio in £187k phone scam (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham company which sold mobile phone chargers that ‘exploded’ when plugged into a socket has been fined £9,500.

Council bid to evict samurai sword tenant (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has gone to the Appeal Court to evict a samurai sword wielding tenant who terrorised a mum and her three children.

Ban imposed on ‘chuggers’ (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) Chuggers, charity collectors who stop passersby in shopping parades, are set to be banned from Birmingham city centre under new by-laws.

Hope in battle with yobs (Birmingham Mail) Victims of persistent yob behaviour in Birmingham can get extra support from a new project.

Two arrested in lending crackdown (Birmingham Mail) Two people have been arrested on suspicion of illegal moneylending following an operation in Birmingham.

Hoard display nearing end (Birmingham Mail) The appearance of a unique collection of items from the Staffordshire Hoard at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is nearing the end of its run.

Carillion wins green Birmingham scheme (Builder and Engineer) Carillion has announced that it has been named as preferred bidder for the Birmingham Energy Savers Scheme.

Regional Headlines

Substation fire causes power cut
About 49,000 properties suffer a power cut after a fire at a substation in Birmingham, which also affects train services.

Murder arrests after house fire
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder as police investigate the death of a woman in a house fire in Birmingham.

National Headlines

More children ‘should be in care’
More children at risk should be put into care, rather than left with neglectful parents, says a committee of MPs.

David Cameron congratulates Obama
Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his congratulations to Barack Obama, who has been re-elected to a second term as US president.

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