Media Watch – August 10

By on 10/08/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Six Brum academies get the green light (Birmingham Mail) Six out of seven academy schools planned for Birmingham have been given government approval.

Birmingham donates land to secure HCA funding (Regen.net) Birmingham City Council has secured nearly £5 million of funding from the national housing and regeneration quango towards the construction of 234 homes after pledging to donate its land for the homes to be built on.

Broad Street lapdancing club set to get official go ahead (Birmingham Post.net) A Birmingham lap dancing club which has been operating without planning permission is set to get the official seal of approval to continue.

City bursts into bloom (Birmingham Mail) Double-page spread featuring Birmingham’s Britain in Bloom displays.

Restaurant fined for droppings (Birmingham Mail) A Chinese restaurant in Birmingham has been fined hundreds of pounds after bosses admitted staff used the backyard to make and store meals and mouse droppings were found close to food ready to be served to customers. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=12039

Regional Headlines

Widespread coverage of Martin O’Neill’s departure from Aston Villa.

Birmingham couple murdered in Pakistan ‘in cold blood’
Reports that a Birmingham couple shot dead in Pakistan died in a suspected “honour killing” are being rejected by people who have spoken to relatives.

National Headlines

Sion Jenkins fails in compensation bid
Sion Jenkins, who served six years for his foster daughter’s murder before he was acquitted, has been refused compensation, it has emerged.

David Cameron to target benefit fraudsters
David Cameron is to announce a crackdown on benefit fraud which could see greater use of credit ratings agencies to help identify wrong claims.

House prices starting to fall, say surveyors
House prices are starting to fall, the latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has said.

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