MEDIA WATCH- 3 SEPTEMBER (AM)

By on 03/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Big idea touted as way to squeeze more for less (Financial Times p3)
Stephen Hughes interviewed as part of feature on Total Place using example of children's services as a case study for how the regime would be effective in improving services.

Police to reveal plans to curb demo threat (Birmingham Post p13)
Police expected to reveal plans for managing English Defence League demos later today following meeting with Birmingham City Council.

Police issue images of city's violent protestors (Birmingham Post p18)
Police release images of dozens of men they want to trace in association with trouble at previous English Defence League demo. Cllr Rudge said to have ordered a risk assessment of future demos.

Regional Headlines:

Hub of the issue
Paul Kelhoe, CEO of BHX, puts case In Birmingham Post for High Speed Rail 2 visiting Birmingham International as part of a series of discussion pieces debating the issue.

BBC presenter begins jail term
Ashley Blake begins 2-year jail sentence after yesterday being sentenced for assault on 17-year old.

Smooth Radio part relocates news service to Manchester
Commercial station Smooth to cut back on locally produced content - including news - in favour of network content produced in Manchester.

National Headlines:

Government says it has rejected proposals to cut the NHS workforce in England by 10%

Government admits Brown did not want Libyan bomber to die in prison

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