Media Watch – Nov 8

By on 08/11/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham City Council Director for Adults and Communities Peter Hay appeared on BBC WM to discuss the future of adult social care in Birmingham.

Bring back TB jabs, demand city mums (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of families have demanded the reintroduction of routine tuberculosis jabs in Birmingham schools after new figures revealed a rise in the cases to dangerous levels.

Birmingham City Council issues warning over council tax con (Birmingham Mail) A conman claiming to be from Birmingham City Council has been trying to get people’s bank account details over the phone, the city’s finance chief has warned. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=13778

Church destroyed in Birmingham tornado to rise from ashes (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post.net) A church devastated in the Birmingham tornado is to rise from the ashes as part of a £12 million redevelopment with the NHS. A church hall will follow in the agreement with Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust and Birmingham City Council.

Urban Splash (Guardian) Feature looking at arts and music events in the Midlands looks at the Birmingham City Council supported Flatpack Festival.

Coverage of Pype Hayes Fireworks Spectacular (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Sky News) http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=13766

Coverage of restoration of Floozie in the Jacuzzi (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Central) http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=13831

Bartley Green Asda approved despite fears of Woodgate Valley Park grab (Birmingham Mail)  Retail giant Asda is a step nearer to building a major Birmingham superstore despite anger that the centre would swallow up a corner of a much loved country park.

Regional Headlines

Man’s body found on A45 in Birmingham
The body of a 51-year-old man has been found on a section of the A45 in Birmingham.

Two thirds of Birmingham over-50s economically inactive
Less than a third of people over 50 are economically active in Birmingham, according to BBC-commissioned research.

Man’s body found in Birmingham canal
The body of a man has been found in a canal in Birmingham city centre.

National Headlines

Stafford Hospital public inquiry set to start
A public inquiry into the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital is due to open later, years after campaigners first demanded an open hearing.

Guide to stop squatters to be published online
A guide for homeowners, aimed at stopping squatters “invading” their property, is being published online.

Stormy gusts up to 65mph forecast to batter UK
Storms are set to batter the UK on Monday, with downpours and winds of up to 65mph (105km/h) expected.

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