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Media Watch – Jan 22

Media Watch – Jan 22

🕔22.Jan 2013

via » Media Watch January 22, 2013 at 09:58AM

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Snow costs Brum £50m a day (Birmingham Mail) Business Chamber of Commerce chief exec Jerry Blackett claiming city’s economy being ‘devastated’ by schools closures, as 300 schools in the city closed yesterday following the weekend snow.

Survey tackles loan sharks (Birmingham Mail) BCC-based Illegal Money Lending Team appealing for people to complete its online survey.

Hundreds in petition to ban lorries (Birmingham Mail) Calls to limit the number of lorries using A435 Kings Heath High Street. Cllr Lisa Trickett quoted.

Driver defies death as barrier smashes car (Daily Express) Gala Leisure Ltd fined £25,000 after pensioner injured by a car park barrier. Cllr Barbara Dring and Mark Croxford, BCC Head of Environmental Health quoted.

Boost for Manufacturing Supply Chains (Business Today) More than 2,160 jobs to be created through Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative. Leader quoted.

Regional Headlines

Dozens of schools across the West Midlands remain fully or partially closed due to freezing temperatures and snow.

Birmingham has more hyperlocal news websites than any other council area, according to research from Birmingham City University.

National Headlines

Death penalty for British woman convicted of trafficking cocaine in Bali.

Ministry of Defence to unveil plans for a third round of Army job losses. A higher proportion of compulsory redundancies expected among about 5,000 axed posts.

Travel disruption continues in snow. Disruption set to continue for a further day as snow and ice persist across large parts of the country.


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