Media Watch – Sept 19

By on 19/09/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Coverage of the Brummie Inquiry (BBC, Radio 5Live, WM) Cllr Waseem Zaffar interviewed.

Start of the consultation into the Victims’ Charter (WM) Victims’ Champion Cllr Jess Phillips interviewed.

Cabbies cleared in bribery probe (Birmingham Mail) Councillors have been told that there is no evidence to substantiate allegations that bribes were paid to ensure black cabs and private hire cars passed MoT tests.

Race is on the join Brum run (Birmingham Mail) Fitness fans wanting to take part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run will need to show a turn of pace as places are filling up fast.

Council U-turn on tenants plan (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have put off plans to scrap a network of council tenants’ associations following an outcry from residents.

First fete is a big hit for city hospice (Birmingham Mail) A garden fete opened by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Birmingham raised more than £3,750 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Regional Headlines

TA seeks to boost force numbers
Some 900 extra reserve forces need to be recruited in the West Midlands next year, the Territorial Army has said.

CCTV appeal after glass attack
CCTV images are released of two men police want to question after an “innocent bystander” was seriously injured by a glass.

National Headlines

PC killings suspect was on bail
A man suspected of killing two female PCs in Greater Manchester was on bail over a fatal pub shooting, police confirm.

New guidelines on domestic abuse
Forms of non-violent coercive behaviour and under-18s are to be covered in a new definition of domestic abuse, the Home Office says.

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