Media Watch – August 24

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Drop-in recovery advice session for city businesses (BBC WM, BRMB) The road to recovery for Birmingham’s businesses after the recent disorder is being made smoother by an event tomorrow (August 24) – organised by the city council.

Ongoing coverage of the Birmingham Wholesale Markets story. (BBC, ITV Central, BBC WM, Birmingham Mail) Wholesale markets – myth busting http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2011/08/wholesale-markets-myth-busting/

Nectar points for old newspapers (Birmingham Mail, Waste Management World) Birmingham City Council is planning to issue residents who successfully recycle their household waste with supermarket loyalty points.

Planners are told to back city nursery (Birmingham Mail) City planners have been advised to give the go ahead to controversial plans to open a children’s nursery on one of Birmingham’s busiest roads.

Travellers move to family park (Birmingham Mail) A group of travellers who were occupying a Birmingham park (Sennelleys) have moved onto a nearby area.

Council backs BMAG/Thinktank merger (Attractions Management) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) and the UK city’s Thinktank science attraction are poised to merge into a new single trust.

Work starts at £5m youth centre in Longbridge (Construction Now, Education Design and Build) St Mowden has appointed Morgan Sindall to construct Birmingham City Council’s new ‘myplace’ centre at Longbridge.

Choice of new sculptures for entry to Birmingham’s Gay Village (Birmingham Mail) Members of the public are being invited to have their say on three possible designs for a new piece of public art to be installed in Birmingham’s Gay Village.

Regional Headlines

Man’s healthy brain part removed
A Warwickshire hospital trust admits liability after a surgeon removed healthy brain tissue, leaving a West Midlands man permanently disabled.

Property sealed after man’s death
The body of a 53-year-old man is found inside a property in the Northfield area of Birmingham.

Drugs runner jailed for 40 months
A first offender who was a runner for a major drugs gang in Aberdeen is jailed for 40 months.

National Headlines

Riots were a one-off – minister
Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt says the disturbances in English cities earlier this month were a “one-off” event.

New blood pressure checks at home
Patients thought to have high blood pressure should have the diagnosis confirmed at home, doctors in England and Wales have been told.

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