Media Watch – June 10 (am)

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Continued coverage of court case re Khyra Ishaq (national & regional media) The emphasis being on her 40% weight prior to her death. The case continues.

Station deals of £29m on the table (Express & Star) Contracts worth up to 29 million have been advertised for work on Biminghams New Street station.

Pub braced for order in noise row (Birmingham Post) Rainbow Pub in Digbeth could face noise abatement order following further complaints about incidences of noise nuisance. Pub landlord says they would contest any order.

Second city school hit by swine flu (Birmingham Post) Birchfield Community School and Heathfield Primary will remain closed until next Monday, along with St James also in Handsworth. The West Midland currently has the highest number of cases in the country with 142 in total.

Regional Headlines

Strategic focus change forces closure of C&G (Birmingham Post) The Cheltenham & Gloucester will close its 164 branches, including dozens in the Midlands, with the loss of 1.660 jobs nationally.

Crisis at flagship Mint site as developers crash (Birmingham Post) Hopes of work re-starting on a flagship Jewellery Quarter development have been crushed after the developer plunged into administration midway through the project.

Theatre closing for library project (Express & Star) The Birmingham Rep will be closed for 2 years as work takes place to build the city’s new library. Closure expected some time in year 2011.

National Headlines

German majority shareholder in Thomas Cook files for insolvency

Shell settles with £9.7m end to lawsuit

Protesters stop Griffin’s BNP conference

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