Media Watch – Oct 31

By on 31/10/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

‘Real Birmingham’ family immortalised in statue (Birmingham Mail, BBC online, Financial Times, Daily Mail) A statue by Turner-prize winning artist Gillian Wearing is unveiled in front of the Library of Birmingham

Black market fags hidden in beer crate at off-licence (Birmingham Mail) An off-licence caught hiding illicit cigarettes has had its licence revoked. Cllr Barbara Dring quoted

Wi-fi for all in 100 buildings (ITV Central, Birmingham Mail) More than 100 public buildings in Birmingham could soon offer wi-fi access to visitors in plans to target deprivation. Cllr Lisa Trickett quoted

Arson hit school safe to re-open (BBC online) Yardleys schools in Tyseley has re-opened following a fire at the end of September

Regional Headlines:

Club apologises for Ebola party – A Birmingham nightclub apologises for “a huge error of judgement” in holding an Ebola-themed party

Queen opens JLR manufacturing centre – The Queen formally opens a £500m Jaguar Land Rover engine manufacturing centre near Wolverhampton

National Headlines:

Abuse victims ‘want Woolf to quit’ – Victims’ groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist

Alcohol ‘should have calorie labels’ – Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors

Person missing after fireworks blaze – One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that left two people needing hospital treatment

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