Media Watch – Oct 29

By on 29/10/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Judge bans five men from approaching girls (Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Metro, Birmingham Mail) Injunctions served in Birmingham case involving vulnerable teenager in care who was found in a hotel with different men.

New scheme rewards physical activity (Free Radio) Head of Community Sport and Physical Activity Karen Creavin interviewed as Birmingham’s Active Parks scheme joins forces with the innovative Reward Your World programme to reward Brummies for being physically active.

City victory in green waste case (Materials Recycling Week) An MP (John Hemming) who lost a legal case against Birmingham City Council over charges for green waste collection must pay £13,101 in costs.

Regional Headlines

Mother ‘takes baby son to Syria’
Police investigate reports a Birmingham mother has travelled to Syria with her one-year-old son to support Islamic State militants.

Derry to Birmingham flight ‘axed’
The low cost airline, Ryanair, is axing its Londonderry to Birmingham route because of ‘low numbers’, say City of Derry airport.

National Headlines

Care for military veterans ‘flawed’
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.

New asylum backlog emerges, say MPs
The Home Office is facing a fresh backlog of asylum cases on top of 30,000 unresolved applications dating back to 2007, MPs warn.

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