Media Watch – July 9 (pm)

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

On trail of history with flower show (Birmingham Mail) Further coverage of Birmingham’s floral trail launch– 3.5miles long featuring 19 floral displays. Judging to take place on 15 July.

Rent signs crackdown (Birmingham Mail, page 7) BCC has launched a crackdown on ‘To Let’ signs that are left up even when properties have been rented.

Scans solve riddle of the mummies (Birmingham Mail) Hospital X-ray scans of three ancient relics from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have turned up a surprise- one of the mummies was a daddy. Birmingham Museum’s curator of world cultures, Adam Jaffer, quoted.

Ready to hit the streets! (Birmingham Mail) Feature on upcoming EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon.

Car-free timetable (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham railway station, King’s Norton, is set to become the region’s greenest stop as part of a national scheme. Cllr Tim Huxtable quoted.

Regional Headlines

Jaguar is pinning its hopes on the success of its new model the XJ sedan, which will be unveiled at a ceremony in London later.

The government inquiry into a new high speed rail service between London and Birmingham is to call for a nationwide network taking passengers to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Many MG Rover workers hit by closure of Longbridge had no idea how to write CV or behave at a job interview, a new report revealed.

National Headlines

A teacher is arrested after a boy of 14 is seriously injured and two other pupils are hurt in a Nottinghamshire classroom.

The police are to examine claims that thousands of politicians’ and celebrities’ mobile phones were hacked into by a newspaper.

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