Media Watch – August 1

By on 01/08/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Opera with real attitude (Daily Telegraph) Preview of the forthcoming Birmingham Opera Company performance of Mittwoch Aus Licht – a production supported by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council.

Safety label error costs firm £4,000 (Birmingham Mail) A company has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 by magistrates for flogging furniture that did not conform to safety regulations.

New DPH for Birmingham (Public Servant) Dr Adrian Phillips has been named as Birmingham City Council’s new director of public health.

Forget ‘big Birmingham’ – city can only prosper as part of regional partnership (Public Servant) Birmingham has taken a major step towards creating a West Midlands regional economy, according to a chief architect of its city deal with Whitehall (LEP deputy chairman Steve Hollis).

We must look outside London to solve airport capacity problems, says business leader (Public Servant) London’s airport capacity dilemma could be resolved for as little as £50m if politicians looked to Birmingham Airport to take the strain, according to a Midlands business leader (LEP deputy chairman Steve Hollis).

Regional Headlines

New appeal over pensioner murder
Police make a fresh appeal for information after a 93-year-old woman was murdered in her Birmingham home.

Dentist guilty of £1.4m
NHS fraud A Birmingham dentist accused of conning the NHS out of £1.4m is convicted of fraud.

National Headlines

Cheap bank lending scheme starts
A new scheme to prompt banks and other lenders to make more money available to firms and households has come into operation.

Olympic lab to be science centre
David Cameron is to announce the setting-up of a £10m science research centre on the site of the Olympic drug-testing laboratories.

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