Media Watch – Sept 1

By on 01/09/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Travel firm fined £8,000 after it misled pilgrims on its website (Birmingham Mail) A travel firm has been fined following a joint operation by Birmingham City Council and Tower Hamlets council. Cllr Barbara Dring quoted

ASBO son can only go home at Christmas (Birmingham Mail) An ASBO has been issued to a 'one man crime wave' following action by Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police. Cllr James McKay quoted

Brum tunnels set to reopen as council praised commuters (Birmingham Mail and BBC online) Commuters will have one thing to look forward to on Monday when the A38 tunnels reopen

New knife surrender bin unveiled (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's Lord Mayor and the new West Midlands police and crime commissioner unveiled a knife surrender bin in Sparkbrook

New library attracts 2.7 million in its first year (Birmingham Mail) Double the number of people have visited the new Library of Birmingham in its first year compared with the old central library

One in three councils hunt for homes on the open market (Inside Housing) Almost a third of stock-holding councils are buying homes on the open market. BCC referenced saying that buying back ex-council stock is not a good use of public funds as it doesn't add to housing supply

Regional Headlines:

Conservative MP Kelly to stand down – Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term

Historic family food shop closes – A 125-year-old family food business (the Cook Shop in Old Hill) shuts after no-one showed an interest in buying it

National Headlines:

Ashya brother defends arrested parents – A boy with a brain tumour whose parents took him from a hospital against medical advice had everything he needed to be safe, his brother says

Coalition locked in terror aim talks – Negotiations between Conservatives and Lib Dems are to continue ahead of the unveiling of a new plan to tackle the threat of Islamic extremists

Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum – Teaching of a “tough” new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week

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