Media Watch Aug 29

By on 29/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

MP demands an improvement in child protection (B'ham Mail, B'ham Post) Birmingham MP, Shabana Mahmood, has called for improvement in child protection services in the city following a review into abuse at a children's nursery in her constituency.  Both Birmingham City Council and Ofsted said procedures have been tightened up in light of the review regarding the Little Stars nursery.

City races to win dozens of sport championships (B'ham Post) Birmingham is to bid for dozens of sporting events - including the World Indoor Athletics Champions - to make up for missing out on the Olympic legacy. Next week Birmingham City Council chiefs will approve a £2.5m bid to stage the Champions. Deputy leader, Ian Ward, quoted.

Monolith of learning opens new chapter for Birmingham. (Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and Metro) National and local newspapers carry features about the new Library of Birmingham to open next week. Brian Gambles, library Director, quoted.

Business sounds better with district's first live music festival (B'ham Post) Birmingham's major business district will host its first ever live music festival – Music Takeover.  The Colmore Business District (CBD) festival will take place on September 12 and 13.

New Staffordshire hoard saved from the golden field (NADFAS Review) Another section of objects in the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo Saxon treasure has been saved by a donation from a jeweller.  Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent Council are joint owners of the find.
Regional Headlines
Cutting edge architecture for Birmingham’s books
The new Library of Birmingham – opening next week – is believed to be Europe’s largest public library.

93-year-old wing walker’s record bid
A 93-year-old man will attempt to break his own Guinness World Record as the oldest wing walker later on Thursday.
National l Headlines
MPs debate Syria after ministers drop quick vote on action. MPs will debate military action in Syria in principle only, after the government dropped plans for an early vote on British intervention.

Vodafone and O2 begin limited roll-out of 4G networks. Mobile networks Vodafone and O2 are rolling out their first 4G data services in three UK cities.

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