Media Watch – Oct 16

By on 16/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Knife and gun crime slashed by half (Birmingham Mail) Police and community groups have helped reduce gun and knife crime in Birmingham by more than 50 per cent. Jan Kimber, head of Birmingham Community Safety Partnership, told the council's Social Cohesion and Community Safety Scrutiny Committee about the 'phenomenal' reductions.

New homes set for green belt (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of new homes are to be built on Birmingham's green belt over the next 15 years as the city struggles to cope with a population boom.

Man wrongly accused of fees rip off (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council wrongly accused an elderly man of ripping off his aunt in a bid to cover up a financial mix up, the Local Government Ombudsman has ruled.

City's new library is 'catalyst for change' says Cameron (Building Design) David Cameron hailed the new Library of Birmingham as extraordinary and said it was a catalyst of change for the city's regeneration.

Police election: public debate (Birmingham Mail) Eight candidates bidding to become West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner have agreed to join a debate at the Drum in Aston next month.

Elevated excellence (Building Products) Article describing how the Library of Birmingham has made a fundamental contribution to building by gaining its BREEAM 'excellent' status. BREEAM is the organisation which sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design.

Regional Headlines:
Wolverhampton New Cross payout £6m to injured boy
The family of a boy left severely brain damaged by complications at his birth in hospital have accepted £6m in compensation.

Birmingham burglars torch musical instruments
Burglars ransacked 25 offices in Birmingham and started blazes which destroyed £250,000-worth of musical instruments.
National Headlines:
Gary McKinnon extradition: Theresa May to rule on hacker
Home Secretary Theresa May is due to announce whether computer hacker Gary McKinnon will be extradited to the US.

Jimmy Savile scandal: Labour seeks independent inquiry
Labour is calling for an independent inquiry into claims of child sex abuse by ex-BBC presenter Sir Jimmy Savile.

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