Media watch – 1 February

By on 01/02/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

WM – Cllr Timothy Huxtable talking about the regeneration of Longbridge and Eastside, with particular focus on need for approx £20m infrastructure work

Brum council launches homelessness review (West Midlands Housing News) BCC launches its 2012+ strategy focussing on homelessness prevention. Cllr John Lines quoted

WM – Cllr Lines interviewed on last night’s Drivetime regarding provision for rouggh sleepers

Bolt’s taste of home (Birmingham Mail)A Jamaican chef will bring a taste of the Caribbean to Birmingham when the athletics team arrives. The country’s athletics chief called the Birmingham training base ‘world class’

J’can invasion – Birmingham training base gears up for Olympians (Jamaica Observer) Jamaican athletics president Warren Blake says he is pleased with the preparation of the Birmingham training base for his athletes

Four into one jobs as health chiefs slashed (Birmingham Mail) Four public health posts funded by the NHS and council are to be replaced by one public health boss

Brummie council chiefs eye Black Sabbath reunion (Music Week) Black Sabbath’s reunion could get official backing from BCC as part of proposals to boost tourism by exploiting the city’s rich musical heritage. A report recommends that a Music Birmingham office is set up to support the independent music sector

Regional Headlines:

Gypsy protest camp decision due (BBC online) Councillors are due to decide whether to evict residents at a site in Meriden

Blues miss accounts deadline (Birmingham Mail) The owners of Birmingham City Football Club have failed to file their annual accounts

Backers in toll price hike boost (Birmingham Mail) The company behind the M6 toll road has defended a price increase, saying backers need a return on investment

National Headlines:

Criticism over Goodwin ‘hysteria’
Romney scores big Florida win
Bid to overturn welfare defeats

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