Media Watch – Sept 3

By on 03/09/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

New market at ex-bus museum (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) A historic tram depot formerly home to a bus museum will become the venue of a new market, despite protests from local residents. City planners thought a market was an ideal use for the former Aston Manor Transport Museum.

Thousands enjoy party in the park (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of revellers marked the end of Ramadan by taking part in a huge party (Eid Mela) at Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park.

File sharing could net you jail (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s Jacqui Kennedy warns people about the dangers of sharing illegal content online.

Antisocial fears over church plan (Birmingham Mail) A church leader has admitted being stunned after a planning application for a new church cafe and community centre was threatened with rejection over fears of antisocial behaviour.

Loan sharks are putting thousands in hospital (Sunday Mirror) Casualty units all around Britain are seeing an epidemic of injuries inflicted by loan sharks on their victims. Tony Quigley of Birmingham’s Illegal Money Lending Team quoted.

Derelict tower block demolished (BBC) Homes are evacuated in Birmingham as a derelict tower block, described as an eyesore for the area, is demolished.

City welfare reforms under the spotlight (Birmingham Mail) The impact of Government welfare reform on the people of Birmingham is under the spotlight at a council inquiry meeting this month.

GCSEs won’t be remarked (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham students at the centre of the English GCSE crisis will not have their exams re-graded.

Shop sold customer dangerous hair dye (Birmingham Mail) A woman needed hospital treatment after using a dangerous banned hair dye purchased from a Birmingham shop.

Bungalows get go ahead (Birmingham Mail) Plans to build 13 bungalows in Hall Green have been passed despite complaints that one will block light to a neighbour’s house.

Festive fun at the shops (Group Travel Organiser) Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market featured in article about Christmas shopping.

Regional Headlines

Simmonds’ gold win ‘incredible’
The parents of Ellie Simmonds hail her Paralympic S6 400m freestyle gold medal win as her “most incredible” career achievement.

HPA MMR warning over measles rise in West Midlands
Parents and carers in the West Midlands must ensure their children are fully immunised against measles after a rise in reported cases, health experts say.

National Headlines

Paralympics ‘taken to UK’s heart’
Organisers hail the way the UK has embraced the Paralympics, with the Games set to welcome the one-millionth visitor over the next two days.

Free school numbers to rise by 55
Fifty-five new free schools are due to open in England, the government says, amid Labour criticism of wasted money and the wrong areas being targeted.

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