Media Watch – Oct 29

By on 29/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Fines ‘reviewed’ in bus lane ticket row (B'ham Mail) Drivers who have received tickets after being bamboozled by Birmingham's bus lane layout will have their fines reviewed and possibly refunded says Birmingham City Council.

Better view to remember war heroes (B'ham Mail) Birmingham’s ex-servicemen and women will hold their Remembrance Day parade in an uncluttered Centenary Square for the first time in four years. The area where the Library of Birmingham now resides was a building site from 2010 so the procession could not be carried out in full glory.

Get your skates on! Brum Christmas ice rink’s back (B'ham Mail) After a six year hiatus Centenary Square will be the base for the return of Birmingham’s Christmas ice rink. The rink will open on November 17.

Share blame for failure of kids’ services (B'ham Mail) Peter Hay, who took over as strategic director in charge of children’s services earlier this summer, has urged the council’s vulnerable children watchdog committee to take a closer look at the role of all agencies involved in child protection in the city. Peter Hay is quoted in the article.

Regional Headlines
Wolverhampton woman charged with John Fletcher murder
A woman has been charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed in her flat.

HS2 needs broad political consensus, says transport secretary
The high-speed rail link HS2 needs broad political consensus or it will end in nothing, says Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

National Headlines
Ex-BBC driver David Smith found dead
A former BBC driver accused of sex offences has been found dead.

Baby Peter case: Sharon Shoesmith agrees six-figure payout
The former head of Haringey children’s services has agreed a six-figure payout for unfair dismissal, which could cost the council up to £600,000, BBC Newsnight understands.

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