Media watch – 11 May

By on 11/05/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories:

(Political) Councillor Tilsley interviewed re first anniversary of national coalition government saying he felt Lib Dem half should be more vocal about its achievements (WM)

Also Birmingham City Council coalition hits seven-year itch (BBC online) BBC’s political correspondent talks to Councillor Tilsley about progressive partnership in the city and the national coalition

Fire school pupils return to lessons (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of children from Harborne primary have returned to lessons after a fire forced their school to close

(Political) Bore faces leader challenge (Birmingham Mail) The Labour leader faces a leadership challenge just days after securing the party’s best local election results in a decade

Error spells the end for fake Durexx (Daily Mirror) Birmingham trading standards seized a haul of fake condoms after a shopper spotted a spelling mistake on a packet

Three more join academies list (Birmingham Mirror) Another three Birmingham schools have applied to become acadamies in the last three months – Aston Manor, Plantsbrook and Rookery junior school and children’s centre
Regional Headlines:
Airport summer chaos fears Birmingham airport could shut over the summer if firefighters walk out over a dispute about pensions

Brum balti is hot deal for tourists Birmingham has been named as one of the value-for-money destinations in the UK for food in the latest edition of Lonely Planet

Track down the jobs Continuing the Birmingham Mail’s features on employment in the city, with Digby Jones saying the job market in the city has fundamentally changed
National Headlines:
Spot fines plan for careless drivers
Social care law revamp proposed
Lib Dems will be ‘more muscular’

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