Media Watch 21 August (AM)

By on 21/08/2009 in Media Watch

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Silenced the buskers who know only two songs/ ASBO for buskers who only knew two songs(Daily Telegraph, 21 August, page 3, Independent.co.uk) Further coverage of the  busking duo, who only knew two songs, who  were given Asbos banning them from Moseley village.  Police and the Council stepped in after a catalogue of complaints from residents.
Alison Parsons, Head of BASBU,  interviewed on Radio WM this morning on the same issue.

Radcliffe makes 'agonising decision' to withdraw from marathon (21 August, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian (Sport) Daily Express, Daily Record, Daily Sport, The Times, Yorkshire Post, The Scotsman) Paula Radcliffe announces her decision to withdraw from the World Championships marathon as she recovers from surgery, but says she is now likely to compete in the World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham on October 11.

Archaeologists unearth city's industrial history (Bham Post, 21 August, page 14) An archaeological dig on the site of the new £193 million Library of Birmingham, has revealed artefacts from a lost network of 19th century factories and canals.  The public can meet the archaeologists during an open day at the site on 27th August.

Sports chief: City in pole position for major events (Bham Post, 21 August, page 14) Cllr Mullaney confirms that proposals to stage the Commonwealth Games in either 2022 or 2026 are being drawn up.  He also said that Bham has hosted more world, European and International sporting championships than any other UK city.

Regional Headlines

40 yr old Birmingham man fights for NHS funding to restore his sight

Carson Yeung makes £81.5 million bid for Bham City FC

Black Country is being highlighted for the first time in Ordnance Survey Maps

National Headlines

Victims' relatives and the US voice anger as the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is welcomed home

Afghan President Hamid Karzi's campaign  claims enough votes for a majority, but so does rival

Public sector borrowing soaring - the first July deficit for 13 years

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