Media Watch – Oct 22

By on 22/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Labour back estate plan (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Labour leadership was accused of being ‘vindictive’ after councillors backed a plan to build up to 6,000 homes on green belt.

20mph city speed limit finds support (Birmingham Mail, ITV News, BBC) A leading road safety campaign group has backed Birmingham City Council’s plans to set a 20 mph speed limit on most city roads.

Birmingham headteacher expels pupil Harry Reid after branding him the ‘naughtiest’ boy in the school, mother claims (Mail, Express, Mirror, Telegraph, Independent, ITN, Daily Star, Times, BBC WM) A five-year-old boy has been expelled from a school after the headteacher branded him the “naughtiest” boy she had ever met, his mother claims.

Council moves to repossess home as five family members handed ASBIs (24 Dash) Five members of the same family have been handed anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBIs), whilst a possession order for their home has been secured by Birmingham City Council.

Regional Headlines

Man admits murder and mosque blasts
A Ukrainian student admits murdering an 82-year-old mosque-goer in Birmingham – less than a week after arriving in the UK on a work placement.

‘Plebgate’ briefing police apologise
Three police officers apologise for their “poor judgement” in briefing the media about the “plebgate” scandal involving Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield Andrew Mitchell.

National Headlines

NHS ‘can save £500m’ on foreign care
Up to £500m could be recovered from overseas visitors’ and migrants’ use of the NHS every year, ministers believe.

Scottish Power to pay £8.5m penalty
Scottish Power is to pay customers £8.5m after an investigation by industry regulator Ofgem into its doorstep and telephone selling.

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