Media Watch – Aug 27

By on 27/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Jackson marks Luther King’s famous Dream speech with visit to Brum (Birmingham Mail) Civil rights legend Jesse Jackson is due to speak at the Library of Birmingham at an event during the opening week

Thousands enjoy Eid celebrations (Birmingham Mail) Tens of thousands of people enjoyed Eid Mela at Cannon Hill park on Sunday

City plans £2.5m bid to host World Indoor Athletics Championships (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is making an audacious bid to host the World Indoor Athletics Championships, with a formal bid set to be approved next week. Deputy leader Ian Ward quoted

Call for auditors to examine cuts (Local Government Chronicle) Sir Albert Bore has called on the government’s financial watchdog to reopen its inquiry into the way local government funding has been cut

Regional Headlines:

Ex-music teacher in court to face child sex charges (Birmingham Mail)

And the award for best actor goes to…Birmingham (Birmingham Mail) Feature on the increasing number of television dramas filmed in the city

Businesses ‘not convinced’ by HS2 (BBC online) A leading business lobby group calls on the government to abandon its controversial high-speed rail link

National Headlines:

UN presses on with Syria inquiry – UN chemical weapons inspectors are set to work for a second day in Damascus

Badger cull begins amid protests – A controversial badger cull in parts of the West Country is under way

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