Media Watch – Aug 30

By on 30/08/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Traffic lights 'may stay' after tunnels open (Birmingham Mail, BBC Online) Temporary traffic lights to ease congestion during Birmingham's tunnel closures could become a permanent fixture.

Council axes credit-rating agencies to save £50,000 (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has withdrawn from credit rating agencies Moody's and Standard and Poor's, saving taxpayers £50,000 in membership fees.

Council axes plan to bid for pool lottery funding (Birmingham Mail) Campaigners fear their hopes of saving a unique city swimming pool, Moseley Road Baths, have drained away after council officials decided not to bid for lottery cash.

Dion Dublin opens refurbished Rectory Park in Sutton (Sutton Observer)The former Aston Villa star unveiled the Rectory Park pavilion and football pitches, which have been extensively refurbished with funding from the Football Foundation and the council. Deputy Leader Cllr Ian Ward quoted.

All who ignored paedo must pay (The Sun) Criticism in Katie Price column, following review led by Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board which concluded that concerns over the conduct of nursery worker Paul Wilson were not properly investigated by Ofsted or the city council.

Regional Headlines

The new £189m Library of Birmingham is designed to meet the changing needs of customers, says Assistant Director Culture, Brian Gambles.

The first phase of a new £1bn town centre has opened on Longbridge’s former MG Rover factory site.

National Headlines

MPs vote against possible military action against Syria, ruling out involvement in US-led attacks.

The economic recovery is gathering momentum, the British Chambers of Commerce claims, as it sharply ups its growth forecast for this year.

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