Media Watch – April 8

By on 08/04/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Is there a future for the mobile library? (Guardian) Article includes reference to success of Birmingham’s Words on Wheels.

Could we create a Tate Modern? (Birmingham Post) Jerry Blackett (CEO of the Birmingham and Solihull Chamber) applauds Birmigham City Council and the Ikon for looking into the possibility of a museum of contemporary art in the city.

Consumers urged to shop on their local high street (Birmingham Post) A major initiative has been launched to encourage consumers in Birmingham to use their nearest shopping centres and high streets.

Road workers paint white line across pothole (Times, Daily Mail) Council workers who were sent to renew the white lines along a busy road in Birmingham stuck to their task when they came across a 3ft pothole – they painted over it.

£178 an hour for groups to hire out school room (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham school is trying to rent out a room to local community groups – and charging them more than a stay at a luxury hotel.

City bar told to shut early (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) An upmarket wine bar and restaurant in Birmingham city centre has been ordered to close two hours earlier every night after a string of complaints from local residents.

Regional Headlines

Lichfield diocese burial rule change after grave mix-up  (BBC)
Burial rules in a West Midlands diocese have been changed after a mix-up with grave plots which led to a court ordering an exhumation.

Woman has finger bitten off by horse in Birmingham  (BBC)
A woman in her 70s has had part of her finger bitten off by a horse in Birmingham.

National Headlines

Widespread election coverage.

Party leaders to step up tax arguments  (BBC)
Labour and the Lib Dems will target Conservative tax plans on Thursday as the row over the economy continues to dominate the election campaign.

British Airways and Iberia sign merger agreement  (BBC)
British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia have signed a deal to merge and create one of the world’s biggest airline groups.

System of vetting foreign medics ‘needs improving’  (BBC)
Urgent changes must be made to the system of vetting foreign doctors offering out-of-hours GP care, MPs say.

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