Media Watch – 28 Sept (pm)

By on 28/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Treasure bid (Birmingham Mail, BBC Midlands Today) BCC is preparing a Heritage Lottery bid to enable it to buy the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon gold haul and keep it in Birmingham.  Over 10,500 people have already flocked to see hoard of gold at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Cllr Martin Mullaney quoted.

Double shooting probed (Birmingham Mail, BBC Midlands Today) The hunt for a gunman behind the latest double shooting in Birmingham continues. Cllr Muhammad Afzal quoted.

Future is not rosy as parks cut costs (Birmingham Mail) Roses are an endangered species in Birmingham parks thanks to the latest council cost-cutting drive, it has been claimed. Cllr Mike Sharpe and Cllr Martin Mullaney quoted.

City's farewell to 35th Signals (Birmingham Mail and BRMB) They risked life and limb with incredible acts of bravery but members of the 35th Signal Regiment waved an emotional goodbye in Birmingham over the weekend. Lord Mayor, Cllr Michael Wilkes quoted.

Council approval for arts academy (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's first school dedicated to digital, creative and performing arts has moved a step closer to getting off the ground. Council leader Cllr Mike Whitby quoted.

Battling bullies (Birmingham Mail) A new campaign to fight the scourge of bullying involving the Birmingham Mail newspaper and schools based across the city was launched today.

Regional Headlines

A display in Birmingham of the UK’s largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure attracts 10,500 visitors in three days.

Pope Benedict XVI is likely to visit Birmingham in 2010, a leading figure in the city’s archdiocese says.

The end of an era for Blues- Sullivan and Gold say final farewell.

National Headlines

Alistair Darling says Labour should be “proud” of the way it has handled the economic crisis and confident about the future.

The government is to extend its car scrappage scheme introduced earlier this year, the BBC understands.

US President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen to support the bid by Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics, officials say.

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