Media Watch – Sept 23

By on 23/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

9 out of 10 roads set to be 20mph (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) A 20mph speed limit is set to be imposed on more than 90 per cent of Birmingham’s roads in a new bid to save lives

Sing While You Work (Sunday Times) Unveiling of organisations taking part in BBC competition for the best workplace choir, which this year includes Birmingham City Council

BBC WM – a pupil was permanently excluded from Saltley school for carrying a knife, but the decision was overturned by governors

Biomass Policy (Great Barr Observer) A policy to control emissions from biomass is being looked at by Birmingham City Council. Cllr James McKay quoted

Birmingham council flags property sale (Financial Times) Strategic director Mark Barrow says the local authority is undertaking a review of its property portfolio

Regional Headlines:

Second arrest over rapper stab death – A second man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 18-year-old man on Friday night

10,000 Sikhs gather in Wolverhampton – 10,000 Sikhs gather in Wolverhampton to mark the 10th anniversary of the political group the Sikh Federation

Birmingham tower bock evacuated after fire – About 80 people were evacuated from a block of flats when a fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday

National Headlines:

Gunfire at Kenya shopping complex – Heavy gunfire can be heard at the Nairobi shopping complex where militants are said to be holding hostages

Merkel triumphs in German elections – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party wins Germany’s election but finishes just short of an absolute majority

At least 25 dead in China typhoon – At least 25 people have died when Typhoon Usagi hit southern China, officials have said

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