Media Watch – March 28

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Hunt for Games volunteers (Birmingham Mail) The hunt is on for volunteers to help at the city’s Olympic training camps.

Shedding light on Games torch relays (BBC WM,  Birmingham Mail) Olympic fans can learn how to get involved in 2012 activities when the torch relay travels through Birmingham.

Birmingham Cannon Hill Park to host free Olympic music spectacular (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Birmingham is to host a free musical event to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay passing through the Midlands, on June 30, 2012.

Army of carers urged to find out about support (Birmingham Mail) Those who provide unpaid care for frail family and loved ones are being urged to find out more about the range of advice and support open to them.

Getting ahead with JFK mosaic (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s iconic John F Kennedy memorial took a step closer to completion when the head of the famous president was restored.

Watchdog praise a boost for school (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham school (Moseley School) which was once deemed to be failing, has been given a boost by Ofsted inspectors.

Gym users in race for car spaces (Birmingham Mail) Fitness fans are causing gridlock in a Birmingham suburb (Harborne) – because they won’t walk to the gym.

No plans to sell baths, says council (Birmingham Mail) Worried users of a council-run swimming pool (Northfield) have been reassured there are no plans to privatise it.

Regional Headlines

‘Whistleblower’ fights dismissal
A senior doctor who was sacked by a hospital in the West Midlands for alleged gross misconduct claims he was dismissed for being a “whistleblower”.

Date set for Gypsies’ departure
A deal is reached between a West Midlands council and a group of Gypsies that will see them leave a green-belt site in 12 months.

National Headlines

Acas offers talks in fuel dispute
Conciliation service Acas invites trade unions and oil companies to talks in an attempt to avert a tanker drivers’ strike that could disrupt supplies.

Student admissions change ditched
Plans to allow students to apply for university places after they receive their A-level grades have been dropped.

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