Media Watch – April 30

By on 30/04/2012 in Media Watch

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Birmingham city centre car park to be demolished in New Street redevelopment (Birmingham Post) A 1970s car park above The Pallasades shopping centre is to be demolished in May as a key part of the multi million pound redevelopment of New Street station.

These looks could kill (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy warns consumers and retailers about unsafe cosmetics.

Birmingham City Council investigates claims vulnerable disabled man was neglected by his carers (Sunday Mercury) Reports that the police have launched an investigation into death of disabled man Colin Bird.Bidding firms told to be responsible (Birmingham Mail) Companies bidding for lucrative contracts from Birmingham City Council will be told to sign up for social responsibility if Labour with the council elections.

Twitchers pick up a few tips (Birmingham Mail) Budding twitchers could pick up some tips at a bird spotting event to be held at Lickey Hills Country Park.

Traders’ concern over new stores (Birmingham Mail) Asda and Morrisons are set to go head to head in a Birmingham suburb after they were given the green light for superstores less than a mile apart.

Regional Headlines

Five charged over city stabbing
Five youths are charged with wounding over the multiple stabbing of a 19-year-old man in a Birmingham street.

Gypsy protesters defy camp order
Campaigners opposed to an illegal Gypsy site are defying a council order to move their protest camp.

National Headlines

Red Cross held UK hostage talks
The International Committee of the Red Cross says it had been negotiating with the kidnappers of UK aid worker Khalil Dale before he was killed.

Hodgson set to be England manager
Roy Hodgson is set to start talks with the Football Association on Monday and expected to be appointed England manager within days.

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