Media Watch – Aug 12

By on 12/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Pedal power to the people (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, national BBC, ITV Central) Extensive coverage of today’s announcement that Birmingham has secured £17m of government funding for a cycling revolution. Cllr McKay quoted

Still shocked by the crimes rogues commit (Birmingham Mail) Interview with trading standards officer Hannah Davies about how the team is protecting shoppers

Councillors’ outcry over nudist hotel’s drink bid (Birmingham Mail) The city’s only nudist hotel has submitted a request to the city council to be allowed to serve alcohol

Regional Headlines:

Man hurt in shooting outside club (BBC online) A man is left with life-threatening injuries after being shot outside Rainbow Warehouse nightclub in Digbeth

Sel-ebrating 10 years in city (Birmingham Mail) Limited edition products will go on sale at Selfridges as part of a series of events to mark the Bullring’s anniversary

National Headlines:

Labour in foreign workers claim row – The shadow immigration minister is embroiled in a row with two of the country’s biggest retailers over claims they have favoured foreign workers

PM urges UK to ‘get behind fracking’ – The whole of the country must ‘get behind fracking’ once its benefits have been explained, says David Cameron

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