Media Watch – Sept 10

By on 10/09/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Charges 'will not hit new developments' (Birmingham Mail) Developers have been told that proposed new spin-off charges to pay for schools, transport links and other public facilities will be reasonable. Cllr Tahir Ali said the Community Infrastructure Levy must be set at a rate that does not limit development

Plans unveiled for 20mph speed limit inside ring road (Birmingham Mail)  Detailed plans for wholesale 20mph speed limits within Birmingham's middle ring road are being put out for public consultation.  Quotes Cllr Lisa Trickett

Miliband's flag plan fails to fly as No 10 suffers Saltire malfunction (The Guardian) Story on call for towns and cities across England to fly the Saltire references Birmingham City Council's strict flag protocol

Venture Capital Funds Available (Chamber Link) Discovery ADR Group has secured £250,000 of investment from Finance Birmingham

Toddler who swallowed e-cigarette refill ‘could have died’ according to doctors (Mirror) A toddler has cheated death after swallowing nicotine contained in an e-cigarette refill. Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, quoted. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/toddler-who-swallowed-e-cigarette-refill-4181442

Regional Headlines:

Erdington mother charged over son's death – A mother has been charged with manslaughter and child cruelty after the death of her two-year-old son from methadone poisoning

Mapping reveals Stonehenge secrets – A study led by a professor from Birmingham has uncovered the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds

National Headlines:

UK leaders campaigning to save Union – The UK party leaders will be campaigning in Scotland later for a referendum “No” vote, as Alex Salmond claims their visit would boost the “Yes” side

Dementia patients 'face care tax' – Dementia patients in the UK face what is, in effect, a “care tax” because they are left to sort out much of the care they need themselves, experts say

Obama 'has authority' to fight IS – US President Obama says he “has the authority” to widen military action against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria without Congressional approval

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