Media watch – April 26

By on 26/04/2012 in Media Watch, News

Hopes high for £5m food hub plan for clock tower (Birmingham Post) Proposals for a £5m scheme to create a food hub using a former council building has been submitted to planners

Photographs help Library to celebrate ‘Street Life’ (Birmingham Post) Visitors to the Library of Birmingham will be greeted by images taken by some of the world’s top photographers

Beanz Meanz Fightz (Birmingham Mail) Three women threw tins of beans and bottles of bleach at each other during an alleged fight at Birmingham’s indoor markets

Out-of-date food posed risk to lives (Birmingham Mail) A shop found selling food up to 10 days past its sell-by date has been fined, following a prosecution by Birmingham City Council

Why it is dangerous to concentrate power in hands of one individual (Birmingham Post) Article by Edgbaston councillor James Hutchings on why he thinks Birmingham does not need a mayor

Time is right for an elected mayor (BBC online) Michael Ward, president of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, said businesses should speak with one vocie through a city mayor

Red is the colour of new electoral revolution (Birmingham Post) A look at likely local election results across the West Midlands, including Birmingham

Bore pledges to create green seat in city cabinet (Birmingham Post) Labour leader Sir Albert Bore has said he will create a new environmental cabinet post
Regional Headlines:

£363m: The bill for NHS reform in the region. The regions primary care trusts have been ordered to put aside money in order to meet costs of reorganisation

Region’s economy ‘growing despite recession in UK’. Business leaders have warned against ‘panic’ and insisted the West Midlands economy is growing

National Headlines:

Explosion in Syrian city ‘kills 70′

Phone-hacking focus for Murdoch at Leveson inquiry

Charles Taylor awaits judgement

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