Media Watch – April 9

By on 09/04/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Culture crown city tourism boost (Central, PA News, Birmingham Mail, Heart FM, BRMB) Coverage focusing on economic impact of winning the UK City of Culture title (some coverage incorrectly stating £800m impact not £200m)

Actress Jenny Agutter tells the Express and Star Birmingham ‘stands a really good chance with its bid to become the city of culture’.

Officers on a mission to tame the streets (Birmingham Mail) Article about West Handsworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, who have worked closely with Birmingham City Council.

Fears as problem pub set to reopen (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham boozer (The Mountaineer, Kings Heath) which has received a raft of complaints about loud music and violence is set to reopen – to the horror of many of its neighbours.

Customers urged to head to high street (Birmingham Mail) A major drive has been launched to encourage shoppers to use their nearest stores.

Gay Pride dates announced for Birmingham (Birmingham Birmingham’s annual Pride gay and lesbian weekend has been announced with the promise of a bigger and more colourful parade.

Home electronics firm Install Automation gets £250k loan from council fund (Birmingham A Birmingham company which specialises in home technology and energy monitoring innovation has become the latest recipient of support from the Birmingham City Council loan fund.

Regional Headlines

Gang steal thousands from Birmingham casino (BBC)
An armed gang has stolen more than £30,000 from a Birmingham casino.
Payout for Walsall woman after lung clot misdiagnosis (BBC) 
A woman from the Black Country who nearly died after her doctor failed to diagnose a blood clot in her lungs has received a five-figure payout.
Man arrested over woman’s murder in Smethwick  (BBC)
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 70-year-old woman was found with head injuries.

National Headlines

Widespread election coverage.

Conservatives outline £12bn public sector savings plan 
The Tories have outlined for the first time how they plan to reduce public spending by £12bn – some used to curb plans to raise National Insurance.

Mother of killed Tia Rigg missing from Salford home 
The mother of a 12-year-old girl who was found stabbed and strangled in Manchester has gone missing.
Chlamydia test after every new partner call
Women should be tested for chlamydia every time they have a new sexual partner to cut their chances of pelvic disease, UK researchers say.

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