Media Watch – April 5

By on 05/04/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Portas cash winging its way to city high streets  (Birmingham Post) Eight Birmingham high streets and shopping centres have made bids totaling almost 750k to a High Street regeneration fund led by Mary Portas.

Tributes paid to engineer who went on to become first council leader (Birmingham Post) Tributes paid to Sir Stan Yapp - former BCC councilor who was first leader of the West Midlands Council.

Firms urged to vie for £125m of funding (Birmingham Post) Directors from up to 500 manufacturing firms expected to attend Birmingham briefing on how they can claim share of Government's Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative fund - for which BCC is the accountable body on behalf of LEPs.

ICC has made £1.4bn for region (Birmingham Post) ICC bosses claim venue has generated $1.4bn for the region since it was built 21 years ago, and being the catalyst for regeneration of surrounding area.

Gateway to the future takes shape in secret (Birmingham Post) Behind the scenes feature on how work is progressing at New Street Station.

Man jailed for school bomb hoax (Birmingham Mail) Bomb hoaxer who sent threat to MI5 concerning Prince Albert Junior and Infant School is jailed for 16 months.

Regional Headlines

Police force gambles £5m on private sector plan

West  Midlands police to spend £5m investigating private sector link-up options, which may be ditched by a new police commissioner.

Jaguar unveils new roadster

Jaguar unveil new two-seater which from 2013 is to be made at Castle Bromwich plant

Carjacker in Court

Man who carjacked car from young mum in Erdington, with two toddlers in the back, to appear in court today

National Headlines

More hosepipe bans across East and South England

Fuel tanker talks continue at ACAS today

Tax changes announced by Chancellor over past 18 months come into force on Friday

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