Media Watch – June 30 (am)

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Swine flu kills Birmingham child (All national and regional newspapers, TV and radio) Girl of six-years-old, who suffered from other illnesses,said to have died of swine flu at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

New art museum being considered (Birmingham Post) City Council said to be funding a feasibility study to consider opening a museum of contemporary art in the city. Cllr Mullaney said to favour situating it on site of Wholesale Markets.

Care home workers feel betrayed by council (Birmingham Post) Unison attacks council over plans to make 180 care home staff redundant, claiming terms of redundancy break the employee bargain aspect of Single Status Agreement.

Council adds strings to £20m Edgbaston loan (Birmingham Post) Council reaffirms intention to lend Warwickshire Cricket Club £20m for ground expansion, but adds stipulations that club must first prove ability to repay loan and carry out ‘meaningful consultation’ to prove need for floodlights.

What a difference five years makes to council (Birmingham Post) Paul Dale provides a narrative of council/political party fortunes over last five years, since Progressive Partnership came to power.

Regional Headlines

Jury in Kyhra Ishaq trial is discharged leading to a mistrial due to illness and personal circumstances reducing number of available jurors below 10. New trial expected early next year.

National Headlines

Iraq formally assumes control of security across the country

Brown to spell out council house building plans

Murray wins epic match under Wimbledon roof

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