Media Watch (pm) Sept 15th

By on 15/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Speedway in jeopardy over noise (Birmingham Mail) Speedway could be banned at Perry Barr three years after returning due to noise. Article claims BCC environmental health and planning officers are due to recommend refusal at planning committee meeting on Thursday. Alan Orr from planning quoted and Cllr John Hunt saying club needs to agree to cut noise.

On the road to recovery (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's oldest school crossing patroller Maureen Floody returns to work at Four Dwellings Primary in Quinton after been hit by car on duty which resulted in her spending two months in hospital. 500 parents have signed petition calling for the crossing to be made safer.

Fans urged to back 2018 bid (Birmingham Mail) Back the Birmingham Bid for 2018 World Cup launched and supported by Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor, Jasper Carrott and others.

Council workers to receive pay boost (Birmingham Mail) Stephen Hughes refutes claims by Unison that the Council is planning a wage freeze. It means more than 40,000 BCC employees inline for pay rise next year, according to article.

“Forgotten” city disabled stage payments demo (Birmingham Mail) Disabled protesters outside the Council House yesterday claimed they are being forgotten because they are not getting discretionary housing payments. Council spokesperson quoted saying care packages are tailored to specific needs of service users and funds focused on those needing most support.

Big step forward for city academy (Birmingham Mail) Feature focus on St Alban's opening as an Academy this term. Interview with headteacher David Gould.

Commuters clog residential road (Birmingham Mail) Article claims Council's “green plan” has backfired because of cap on parking at Qunton Business Park is forcing workers to park on a road in Quinton. Cllr Len Clarke and Cllr Peter Douglas quoted.

Regional Headlines

Ashley's cash will pay for surgery (Birmingham Mail) Teenager wounded in attack by former BBC news presenter plans to use compensation for plastic surgery on injury scar. Victim is also considering suing Ashley Blake.

BBC Midlands Today/ITV Central: Report on second independent inquiry at Stafford Hospital where emergency care was described as “appalling”.

National Headlines

Iraq shoe thrower was “tortured”
Brown “to talk of spending cuts”
Celebrity chef Keith Floyd dies

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