Media watch – Aug 9

By on 09/08/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Anarchy in Brum/Lockdown in City Centre (Birmingham Mail, BBC) Extensive coverage of the violence in the city last night, in which around 100 people were arrested. Councillor Paul Tilsley interviewed (WM and Five Live) and quoted, calling for calm and stressing that the city is open for business as usual. Sky reporting live from Birmingham this morning

Cricket stars bowl fans over (Birmingham Mail) Top England cricketers visited the city centre prior to the Edgbaston Test match. They met council leader Mike Whitby who said the match would generate £5.5million for the city economy

Residents in protest to save police station (Birmingham Mail) Councillor Peter Smallbone is leading a campaign to keep open Quinton police station

£1,500 fee, but still waiting for kerb (Birmingham Mail) A couple has criticised the city council for taking full payment for work five months ago for a dropped kerb that has still not started

Regional Headlines

£175million campus set to make a splash (Birmingham Mail) The University of Birmingham has announced ambitious redevelopment plans featuring an Olympic-sized pool

Police fears for DNA tests (Birmingham Mail) Police have warned that closing the Solihull-based forensic science service could force detectives to turn to ‘untested’ provate suppliers

National Headlines

Further riots as violence spreads – further coverage of violence in London and other cities

European shares steady after rout

Turkey to apply pressure on Syria

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