Media watch – April 8

By on 08/04/2011 in Media Watch

Birmingham City Council stories:

Rip-off repair man jailed for TV scams (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham based TV repairman, Gurdave Sharma, sent to prison for 15 months after Trading Standards prosecuted him for repeating nationwide illegal practices for which he had him previously imprisoned for 12 months.

Council calls for EU budget cuts (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Tilsley calls for Britain's EU contribution to be cut in line with cuts to local government budgets.

 Cheaper bill hope in energy scheme (Birmingham Mail) Council to roll out Energy Savers scheme to 15,000 further homes, creating 250 jobs initially and potentially transforming 200,000 with energy efficient improvements such as solar panels by 2026. Quotes from Cllr Brew.

*photo of Cllr Brew incorrectly labelled Cllr Tilsley - correction being sought.

 Ovation for councillor (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Hollingworth given standing ovation and special award after 51 years of service to the council.

 Wood is good in a whole new way (Birmingham Mail) Feature on Selly Oak Park and its attractions

Regional Headlines

Unsafe Crane Causes chaos (Birmingham Mail) Roads surrounding a construction site opposite Matthew Boulton college closed for much of Thursday, causing traffic and bus diversions, after safety fears for a 150m tall crane.

 City rugby ace dies on canoe trip (Birmingham Mail)  rugby union star dies in canoeing tragedy in the Lake District.

National Headlines

EU discusses details of Portugal aid plan

 MOD reported to have won reprieve on £1bn funding gap

 Koussa interviewed on Lockerbie

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