Media Watch – Oct 7

By on 07/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham Victims’ Charter launched (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail) Victims’ Champion Cllr Jess Phillips interviewed about the launch of Birmingham’s Victims’ Charter.

Councillors reject plans for troubled teen school in Erdington office block (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s planning committee asked developers for more information on the proposal.

Historic Wholesale Markets could be moved to old factory site (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses considering using the Signal Point industrial park in Tyseley, the third location they have looked at for the move.

Supermarket planned for ‘eyesore’ site (Birmingham Mail) An ‘eyesore’ derelict car workshop site on one of Birmingham’s busiest roads is set to be developed as a new supermarket, despite fears over traffic congestion and protests from local independent traders.

Library is a grand design – McCloud (Birmingham Mail) TV host Kevin McCloud says the new Library of Birmingham is ‘a great building’ and a perfect fit for the city.

Moseley joy at green light for £3m project (Birmingham Mail) Moseley Rugby Club have been granted planning permission to build a permanent grandstand and a clubhouse at Billesley Common.

Government cut backs could cause surge in rat infestations (Birmingham Mail) Council pest controllers across the West Midlands were called out a whopping 143,718 times during 2011 and 2012.

The council education service which broke away as cuts loomed (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham staff who feared chop set up own company to work directly with schools

Bustles and Bruxelles (Sunday Mercury) Birmingham City Council worker Tony Cowdrill doubles up as a compere of burlesque shows and will compere the Birmingham Comedy Festival from 13 October.

Regional Headlines

Crews at ‘severe’ city centre fire
Firefighters are tackling what they describe as a “severe” blaze in Birmingham city centre.

Microlight pilot dies in pylon crash
The pilot of a microlight is killed when his two-seater aircraft crashes into pylons in the Stourbridge area.

National Headlines

‘Flying’ care visits ‘disgraceful’
Short care visits mean disabled people must choose between staying thirsty or using the toilet, a charity warns, amid claims the practice is rising in England.

Mentally ill crime victims ‘ignored’
Crime victims with mental illnesses are more likely to feel let down, dismissed or treated without respect by the police, new research suggests.

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