Media Watch – May 22

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham wins Chelsea Gold (BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM, Birmingham Mail) The spectacular ‘Best of Birmingham’ display featuring a floral Mini car scooped a Gold Award at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society event.

Foster Care Fortnight (BBC WM) Vivien Meadows interviewed about Birmingham City Council’s push for more foster carers.

Labour’s choice for jobs sparks protest (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s new Labour administration will today face a demo over the lack of African Caribbean councillors in top jobs.

Extra £250k to halt lure of extremism (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham has secured an extra £250,000 Government funding to help prevent city youngsters being tempted by extremist ideology and terrorism.

New shadow line-up named by Lib Dems (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Liberal Democrat group, facing opposition for the first time in eight years, have named their new shadow cabinet team.

Regional Headlines

Gang shooting mum sets up charity
The mother of Birmingham gang shooting victim Letisha Shakespeare is setting up her own charity to help combat gang culture.

Car gets wedged under lorry on M6
The driver of a car escapes with “minor injuries” after it became wedged under a lorry and dragged along the M6.

National Headlines

Measures to replace Asbos set out
Ministers will reveal plans for new measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in England and Wales later, including new orders to replace Asbos.

Energy bill to boost clean power
The government will publish its long-awaited draft energy bill later, designed to encourage major investment in nuclear and renewable energy.

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