Media Watch – 2 Sept

By on 02/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread coverage of the forthcoming Library of Birmingham opening.

Widespread coverage of the A38 tunnels reopening.

Mansion family fights plans for a playground (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham family whop bought their very own mansion have suffered a major setback in their battle to stop a playground being built outside.

Blitz on the rogue agents in Brum (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham trading standards are cracking down on rogue travel agents following hundreds of complaints from Muslims about Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.

Top tips to avoid being ripped off by landlords (Birmingham Mail) BCC’s Jacqui Kennedy offers advice for tenants in private rented accommodation.

Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham ‘could close in 18 months’ (BBC) A historic swimming baths in Birmingham could close in 18 months unless the community can fund it.

Regional Headlines

Sikh ‘code of silence’ over grooming
BBC Inside Out uncovers evidence of dozens of young Sikh victims of sexual exploitation and asks why few of these cases have come to court.

Fans held at football match bailed
All 23 football fans arrested on Saturday before, during and after a local derby match are bailed.

National Headlines

Students to continue key subjects
Teenagers in England who fail to get at least a Grade C in GCSE English and maths will now have to continue studying the subjects.

UK soldiers to give Iraq evidence
British soldiers involved in a battle during the Iraq War in 2004 are to start giving evidence to a public inquiry in central London.

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