MEDIA WATCH – AUGUST 10 (pm)

By on 10/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Off track with who has real power! (Birmingham Mail, page 12): Columnist Mike Olley criticises Birmingham Post's Power 50 compilation of city's most powerful - says it's not credible to say Mike Whitby is only the 10th most influential person in “Greater Birmingham” and remove Sir Albert Bore altogether. Goes on to tear the list apart further.

Fury at plan to demolish new centres (Birmingham Mail, page 12): Cllr Deirdre Alden criticises thinking behind plans to demolish Quinzone Centre and Neighbourhood office to make way for rebuild of Four Dwellings School as it means tearing down a new internet café and recently refurbished community centre.

Regional Headlines

'Ambassadors to target the obese (Birmingham Mail, page 10): Health experts at the University of Birmingham putting together team of experts to address the problem in face of statistics showing 28 per cent of men and 48 per cent women in the region are over-weight.

BBC Midlands Today/ITV Central/Birmingham Mail/the Stirrer: Police say more arrests likely after the weekend's violence in during protest against extremism in Birmingham city centre. So far 34 have been arrested aged between 15 and 32 and four charged.

BBC Midlands Today/ITV Central/Birmingham Mail online: Soldier who died trying to retrieve body of a comrade in Afghanistan named as Jason Williams, aged 23, from the Mercian Regiment.

BBC Midlands Today: Stafford man who said he could only walk 25 metres in ten minutes and claimed £6,000 in disability allowance sentenced to 50 hours unpaid work after surveillance operation found he was lying.

BBC Midlands Today: Villa Park withdraw as a potential venue for 2012 Olympics because likely to clash with plans to rebuild North Stadium.

National Headlines

Flu drugs “unhelpful” in children

“Radical rethink” needed on food

Soldier died retrieving comrade

M16 “not complicit” in torture

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