Media Watch – Nov 8

By on 08/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham shifts gear with cycle plan (Financial Times) Coverage of the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan green paper. Sir Albert Bore quoted.
Children's services budget protected (B'ham Mail) Birmingham's children services budget is to be protected in a bid to turn around the ailing department's fortunes.  The £147m pot will be ring-fenced. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, quoted.

Linked tunnels will put brakes on congestion (B'ham Mail)
Birmingham city centre's road tunnels could be linked as part of a congestion-busting plan to turn the A38 into a single route. Sir Albert Bore quoted along with transport consultant Simon Stratham.

High levels of deadly chemicals found in seized products (B'ham Mail)
Thousands of potentially deadly cigarettes have been seized from Birmingham rouge traders this year. Birmingham Trading Standards officers have seized approximately 14,500 illicit cigarettes across the city in the last seven months. Sajeela Naseer, Head of Trading Standards, quoted.

Lord Mayor to lead tributes (B'ham Mail) Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Mike Leddy, has agreed to lead a two minutes' silence at the city's Hall of Memory on November 11.  The British Legion will also hold a small service of remembrance in Centenary Square to mark Armistice Day.

Regional Headlines

BMAP launched
Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore, launched the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan green paper at Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday, said the tunnels would not close.

CCTV image released of Wednesbury dog attack
A CCTV image of two men whose dog attacked a woman as she walked across playing fields in the West Midlands has been released by police.

National Headlines

NHS spends £700 on negligence cover for every birth
The NHS spends nearly £700 on clinical negligence cover for every live birth in England, a report says.

Nissan boss warns UK over possible EU exit
Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn warned the carmaker would have “to reconsider its strategy” if the UK exited the EU


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