Media Watch – September 28

By on 28/09/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Warning over fake vodka bottles (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has warned people in the Birmingham area not to buy bottles of fake vodka.

Trees foil plan for top homes (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post.net) Plans to build luxury houses in a wealthy Birmingham suburb (Harborne) have been halted by council chiefs due to concerns over trees.

30-year-old plans ripped up for pub (Birmingham Mail) A 30-year-old road scheme to ease congestion into the city centre has been abandoned to allow the redevelopment of a landmark city pub.

Birmingham tenants back regeneration plans (West Midlands Housing News) A review of the sustainability and viability of Birmingham City Council’s 65,000 homes has identified 1,276 properties as too expensive to maintain over the next 30 years.

Markets are on the menu in campaign (Birmingham Mail) High-profile backers of Birmingham’s wholesale markets joined forces to rally support for the Pershore Street site.

Regional Headlines

MP’s wife in kitten theft trial
The wife of Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming goes on trial accused of burgling the home of her husband’s lover and stealing a kitten.

Major building blaze ‘was arson’
A major fire at industrial units in the West Midlands was started deliberately, police say.

National Headlines

Mine roof-fall death investigated
An investigation is under way into why a roof collapsed in a North Yorkshire colliery, killing one miner and injuring a second.

Peer to lead Labour police review
Labour have asked former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Stevens to lead a “heavyweight” independent review of policing in England and Wales.

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