Media Watch – April 20

By on 20/04/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Man acquitted of riot murder (Birmingham Mail)
A not guilty verdict has been returned in the latest trial relating to the murder of Isaiah Young Sam, a city council IT worker killed during the 2005 Lozells disturbances.

Dumped car moved thanks to Mail (Birmingham Mail)

Newspaper takes credit for making the DVLA and council agree to remove a car which had been abandoned on Blenheim Way in Kingstanding for 12 weeks.

Smash 'n' grab (Birmingham Mail)
Coverage of court trial which saw robbers smash into a city bank after kidnapping staff and stealing a digger from Handsworth Cemetery.

Is money well spent on international events like MIPIM? (Midlands Business Insider)
Ten of the region's leading business personalities are interviewed on the effectiveness of such expenditure, with the majority in favour of such events being attended and supported.

Regional Headlines

Parts of Birmingham city centre were “brought to a standstill” yesterday when a man threatened to jump from the top of the Pershore Street car park.

The predicted cost of upgrading the West Coast mainline railway track has soared since estimates were last made in 2009.

West Midlands Police have created a Twitter account for the force helicopter.

National Headlines

Viable, liquid-based parcel bombs were sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two high-profile fans of the Glasgow football club.

Libya’s foreign minister says a British plan to send a military team to advise rebels would harm chances of peace, as a humanitarian crisis worsens.

David Cameron is told by a cross-party group of senior peers that the House of Lords is “full” and he must stop creating more members.

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