Media Watch 27 August

By on 27/08/2010 in Media Watch

Birmingham Headlines

Residents concern over Papal restrictions (BBC WM)
Residents in immediate vicinity of Cofton Park express concern that they fear they will be virtual prisoners in their own streets during Papal visit and say there has been a lack of information on arrangements.

Hordes of travellers descend on city/Special sites for Pope Gypsies (Birmingham Mail, Sun, Tepegraph, Times, Guardian, Daily Express)
Birmingham City Council rumoured to be considering emergency sites for expected influx of Irish travellers. Cllr Mullaney warns travellers that attendance is by ticket only so those without pilgrim passes should not make the trip.

Woman thrown out of home (Birmingham Mail)
Council tenant in Northfield who blighted lives of neighbours for four years is thrown out of her home after BCC secures ASBO enabling eviction.

Homes left to crumble away (Birmingham Mail)
City Council planners join calls from conservationists criticising Calthorpe Estates for 'deliberate neglect' of historic buildings in Hagley Road, as a tactic to secure future demolition.

Speedway stays at city stadium (Birmingham Mail)
Long term future of Birmingham Brummies speedway team is secured after the Council rants permanent planning permission for races to continue.

Delays blow to market (Birmingham Mail)
Traders in wholesale market express concern at delays in plans to relocate to Witton. Council and Prupim confirm that plans are still live however exact detail is still being developed and will be presented to the Council by year end.

National Headlines

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