Media Watch – September 7

By on 07/09/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Beauty products found in store had toxic ingredients (Birmingham Mail, Monday) A Birmingham supermarket which stocked cosmetics with potentially lethal lead and mercury has been fined, following an investigation by Birmingham Trading Standards

New law to stub out smoking in a car with children (Birmingham Mail, Monday) Motorists in Birmingham have been reminded by the city council that from next month it will be illegal to smoke in any vehicle carrying children

Councils use law to tidy up dirty homes (Birmingham Mail, Monday) West Midlands councils have forced residents to clean up dirty houses more than 200 times since 2010. Birmingham City Council has used the power 16 times.

Heritage weekend at historic railway depot (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) A Birmingham train depot is offering visitors a rare chance to look behind the scenes as part of Birmingham Heritage Week. Cllr Waseem Zaffar quoted.

Birmingham Heritage Week (BBC WM) Cllr Waseem Zaffar talking about Birmingham Day in the House of Commons, which will feature Heritage Week

Festival organisers face bill for repairs (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) Organisers of Birmingham’s Fusion festival are facing a council bill for damage caused to Cofton park

Victory for Westside BID (Birmingham Living) Businesses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Westside Business Improvement District

Birmingham ‘keen’ to provide support for ‘world’s most vulnerable’ ( Continued coverage of Syrian refugee crisis, quoting Cllr James McKay

Pedal Power (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) Cllr Lisa Trickett welcomes Bike Fest to the city

£2k court bill over cockroaches (Express & Star, Midland News) Bosses of a city centre Chinese takeaway infested with cockroaches have been ordered to pay nearly £2,000 following a prosecution by Birmingham City Council

Brum markets Villa Park site go-ahead (Express & Star) The go-ahead has been given for a new site for Birmingham’s wholesale markets

Regional Headlines:

West Midlands power bid aims to cash in on HS2 rail – An £8b transport and development land investment pot to help the region is part of the West Midlands devolution bid

National Headlines:

Cameron to announce UK refugee plan – The prime minister will set out details of government plans to resettle more refugees from Syria

BBC plans North Korea broadcasts – The BBC is to propose an expansion of the World Service, including its first radio broadcasts in North Korea


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