Media Watch – 9 August

By on 09/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

More cuts set to hit the arts (Birmingham Mail) Arts organisations across the city are facing dramatic funding cuts which could hit the huge contribution they make to the region’s culture and economy

Mint development gets fresh impetus (Birmingham Mail) Stalled plans to redevelop an iconic Jewellery Quarter building have been revived. The council’s planning committee approved plans for the partial conversion of the Birmingham Mint

New body for region’s transport (Birmingham Mail) A radical move to create a new authority setting out the transport agenda for the entire region has been agreed by the seven West Midlands councils. Sir Albert Bore said the new body would aim to steer future development towards economic growth and jobs

Regional Headlines:

City riots 2 years on: Hunt for remaining 77 suspects (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Two years after the summer riots, 77 suspects are still at large

JLR’s rising profits hit a staggering £4.5m a day (Birmingham Mail) Runaway Midland industrial success story Jaguar Land Rover raked in profits of £4.5m a day

National Headlines:

HMRC criticised over ‘tax fugitives’ – Labour has attacked the ‘failure’ to catch a most-wanted list of alleged fraudsters

Pakistan city hit by second attack – At least eight people have been killed after gunmen opened fire in Quetta, the second attack in the city in as many days

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