Media Watch – April 12

By on 12/04/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

JLR and Birmingham Airport schemes among Regional Growth Fund bid approvals (Birmingham, Birmingham Mail) Key schemes to create or safeguard 40,000 jobs in the West Midlands have been given funding from the Regional Growth Fund.

Election campaign brings MP to city (Birmingham Mail) Shadow local government minister Caroline Flint has claimed that Birmingham is bearing the brunt of Government cuts as the Labour Party launched its local election manifesto.

Dirty park blamed on cash cuts (Birmingham Mail) A row has broken out about a build up of rubbish is one of Birmingham’s most popular parks.

Builder is told to ‘keep off gardens’ (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham
A developer has been told it cannot build three large detached houses in a leafy Birmingham suburb, marking a major victory for residents.

Plea to cut speed on ‘danger’ road (Birmingham Mail)
Residents of a busy Birmingham road claim they are running a gauntlet of speeding traffic every time they try to cross the street.

Charity golfing day is looking for entrants (Birmingham Mail)
Charitable golfers could drive more than they bargained for if they sign up for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day.

Traffic holds up school building (Birmingham Mail)
A Birmingham primary school (St Dunstan’s in Kings Heath) set to be expanded to help cope with a 30 per cent increase in pupils has been ordered to find ways of avoiding traffic gridlock in the future.

Regional Headlines

Defence giant BAE Systems to shed 230 jobs
Defence giant BAE Systems is set to axe about 230 jobs at at least three sites in the UK, it has been announced.

Man detained under mental act over Handsworth baby stabbing
A 37-year-old man arrested after a two-month old baby was repeatedly stabbed has been detained under the mental health act.

Casino complex proposal for NEC Arena
Plans for a new casino and leisure complex at the NEC which developers say would create more than 1,000 jobs have been unveiled.

National Headlines

Church of England in ‘sham marriage’ crackdown
The Church of England is to issue new guidance to clergy in an attempt to reduce the number of sham marriages.

‘Worrying’ bowel cancer surgery differences

The survival rate for bowel cancer surgery varies widely between hospitals, a study suggests.

Sex abuse probe police exhuming body in Devon

The dead sister of a convicted child sex attacker is to be exhumed from a church graveyard in Devon by police investigating a sexual abuse case.

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