Media Watch – March 15

By on 15/03/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Further coverage on new high speed rail link (Independent on Sunday, The Observer, Daily Express, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, Sunday Mercury)

Mother is jailed  over Khyra's 'chilling' death (Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Sun, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Star, The Times, The Scotsman, Daily Mirror) Coverage of indefinite jail terms handed down to Angela Gordon and Junaid Abuhamza, mother and stepfather of Khyra Ishaq.

Homes sale pack flaws (Sunday Mirror) Around one in three homes information packs provided by estate agents is found to be 'unsatisfactory'. BCC spokesman quoted.

Fears grow over city 'library cuts' (Birmingham Mail) A government watchdog has warned that the £187 million cost of building Birmingham's new civic library must not be used as an excuse to cut other services. The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council was reacting to fears that city council leaders are planning to save money by closing community libraries.

Hoard's new city gold rush (Birmingham Mail) Crowds of new, intrigued visitors have flocked to see previously unseen items from the Staffordshire Hoard in Birmingham.

Group to consider Staffordshire Hoard fund help (BBC Birmingham) A group will meet to decide whether to help a fund to keep the Staffordshire Hoard in the West Midlands region.

Regional Headlines

A murder investigation has been started after a man was found with serious stab wounds at an address in Birmingham. Police were alerted by neighbours to a disturbance in Oldknow Road in Small Heath at about 0200 GMT on Sunday.

A Hungarian Vizsla named Yogi wins Best In Show at Crufts, at the end of the four-day show in Birmingham.

National Headlines

A new approach is needed to give greater priority to the care and support of rape victims, a major review says.

David Beckham’s dream of playing in a fourth World Cup with England looks over after he tears an Achilles tendon in AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Chievo.

British Airways will announce which flights will be cancelled because of a strike planned for next weekend.



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