Media Watch 26 August

Birmingham City Council Headlines

We’re here to see the Pope/Travellers arrive ready to see Pontiff (Birmingham Mail 26 August) Emergency meeting called by the city council following a large number of travellers arriving in Birmingham claiming they are here to see the Pope, despite not having tickets. Cllr Mullaney quoted and council spokeswoman saying access will be strictly controlled. Also in the Birmingahm Post

Outcry at CCTV in High Street/More questions on spy cameras (Birmingham Mail 26 August) CCTV cameras erected in Kings Heath have been criticised by the head of protest group Birmingham Against Spy Cameras. A second story about the inquiry into Project Champion says there has been conflicting evidence

On Your Bike for Sky Ride (Birmingham Mail 26 August) Thousands of cyclists expected to turn up on the streets of the city for a car-free day out on 12 September

Disabled drivers in parking badge row (Birmingham Mail 26 August) Disabled drivers have waited more than three months for their blue badges, it is claimed. Cllr Sue Anderson said the backlog was made up of new applications

Traders in the dark over delay to markets move (Birmingham Post 26 August) The council’s preferred bidder to develop the new site for the wholesale market has revised it’s timetable and admitted no planning permission has been submitted

Regional Headlines

City to be pioneering research centre (Birmingham Post 26 August) The city is preparing to become one of the leading research centres in the world with a new £15million human tissue bank

Fire service revamp waste exposed (BBC online 26 August) – new regional control centre in Wolverhampton may never be used

Six-year-old awarded maths GCSE (BBC online 26 August) Youngster in Wolverhampton gets maths GCSE and offered provisional place at Cambridge

National Headlines

Chile miners told of rescue delay

More tests on body of MI6 worker

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