Local Media Round-up 23/01/11

Here is the weekly round-up of all the news from the B44 area in the local press this week.

Birmingham Mail

Road safety improvements agreed for Birmingham suburb

A ROAD safety scheme that could save the lives of Birmingham schoolchildren has finally been given the go-ahead after years of campaigning by residents, teachers and councillors.

Pregnant woman refused life-saving flu jab at Midland surgery

A PREGNANT woman claimed she was refused a swine flu jab by a Midland surgery – despite Government warnings that mums-to-be should have the inoculation.

Great Barr Observer

MP demands review into children’s services amid fears that more youngsters could die

PERRY Barr MP Khalid Mahmood has questioned how many deaths will be tolerated before a review is held into child social care services.

MP fears for future of services in face of cuts

KINGSTANDING MP Jack Dromey has claimed front-line youth services in Birmingham are to be slashed as a result of cuts to the budget.

Police vow to crackdown on illegal off-road bikes

POLICE in Kingstanding are urging residents to help them end the use of illegal off-road motorcycles.

Appeal for witnesses after man was struck by car in early hours

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was struck by a car last week.

Nature reserve used as dump

THERE has been an ongoing problem of fly-tipping in Booths Lane, but thanks to the diligence of Councillor Keith Linnecor and the local environmental team this illegal behaviour has been kept under constant scrutiny.

Just over a week left to submit tax returns

RESIDENTS in Great Barr, Perry Barr and Kingstanding have until January 31 to send in their tax return to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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