Media Watch – Sept 19

By on 19/09/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Schoolkids' 1 chicken nugget for dinner (Birmingham Mail) Reception pupils in some Birmingham schools are being given just ONE chicken nugget for their lunch, angry councillors have revealed.  Quotes Cllrs Valerie Seabright, Barry Bowles and Brigid Jones..

'Too big' city council faces being broken up in review (Birmingham Mail) A government troubleshooter has admitted he will consider breaking up Birmingham City Council as part of the review of the local authority. 

Deirdre: I stand by 'young white men' cycling views (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor who claimed a £23 million cycling scheme was just for 'young white men' has hit back at her critics.  Quotes Cllr Deirdre Alden.. 

Consultation to help sell future vision of our city (Birmingham Mail) Businesses and residents are to be asked for their views on massive redevelopment plans set to change the face of Birmingham.  Quotes Sir Albert and Waheed Nazir, director of planning and regeneration.

Regional Headlines

Could Scottish vote change England? – Scots have voted to remain part of the UK but could their decision create calls for a regional parliament in Birmingham

Benefits St trio deny drugs charges – Three residents of a road in Birmingham dubbed Benefits Street after a television programme deny a series of drugs charges.

Police stations and bases to close – Three police stations and six bases in Walsall are to close to save money, West Midlands Police announce

National Headlines

Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence – Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom and First Minister Alex Salmond accepts defeat but calls for pledge of more devolved powers to be honoured

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown – A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics say it will achieve little.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria – President Obama says Congress’s backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

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