Media Watch – Sept 29

By on 29/09/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Praise for ‘green’ New Street development (Birmingham Mail, page 6) Cllr Lisa Trickett has said Brummies should be proud of New Street station as it is one of the greenest developments ever

Cameras set to return to blackspots (Birmingham Mail, page 11 lead) Average speed cameras may soon make a return to Birmingham roads, two years after they were turned off. A council spokesperson said the outcome of the procurement process is being considered and further details will be available in the near future

City centre gets new 20mph limit (Express and Star, page 6, short piece) Motorists will be restricted to 20mph in the city centre following approval of a new safety scheme. Cllr Tahir Ali quoted

Manufacturers’ work in Brussels (Express and Star, page 18, short piece) The work of West Midlands manufacturers has gone on show at the European Parliament. Sir Albert Bore quoted

Birmingham, city of a thousand trades, enjoys a renaissance (Financial Times, US edition, part of a wider supplement called Doing Business in Birmingham) Feature-length article on the opening of Grand Central and New Street station, the events of the weekend which saw tens of thousands of visitors in the city and the wider cultural offer in Birmingham

How do you stop social workers leaving the profession? ( Article on the difficulties on keeping social workers in the profession, with brief reference to Birmingham

Driving West Midlands manufacturing growth at European Parliament Expo (CNBC) The first ever exhibition of the region’s design and manufacturing has taken place at the European Parliament. Sir Albert Bore quoted

Smoking in cars ban (BBC WM) – Dr Adrian Phillips welcoming the ban on smoking in cars carrying children, which comes into force on Thursday (1 October)

Regional Headlines:

Owner Morgan puts Wolves up for sale – Wolves owner Steve Morgan has put the club up for sale after eight years in charge

National Headlines:

Russia considers joining anti-IS air strikes in Syria – Russia is considering whether to follow the US and its allies in conducting air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets, President Vladimir Putin says

Four UK jihadists hit with UN sanctions – The UN has imposed sanctions on four high-profile British jihadists said to be fight or recruiting for IS in Syria

Jeremy Corbyn: most people share my values – Jeremy Corbyn is to use his first conference speech as Labour Party leader to emphasise his patriotism – and state most Britons share his values


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