Media watch – June 11

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

WM – Deputy leader Ian Ward talking about the living wage plans due before cabinet today, saying it would improve motivation, retention, recruitment and fairness. He said the council is exploring rolling it out to contractors and suppliers

Moseley protesters halt ‘landmark’ tree demolition (BBC online) Protesters in Moseley are trying to stop a 100-year-old tree from being cut down, saying they will contact the council regarding their protest

Unfinished business for Birmingham’s new leader (MJ) Exclusive interview with new council leader outlining his vision for the city

Labour plans ‘living wage’ for city staff (MJ) Article on plans to increase wages of lowest paid

Regional Headlines:

Birmingham airport is throwing down the gauntlet to Heathrow, persuading London policymakers to back its bid for 36 million passengers a year

It’s a £100,000 washout – city counts its losses as the first two days of the Test match is washed out

Pair bailed over double shooting in Walsall

National Headlines:

Markets welcome Spain bank deal

Leveson to hear Osborne and Brown

Warnings of heavy rain and floods

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