Media Watch – August 14

By on 14/08/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Pause in book buying – further national and local coverage of the pause put on the book fund in community libraries and the need to look at purchases on a case by case basis.

Sports Hall at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre (BBCWM) Accusation that the refurbishment of Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, now run by Serco, and the proposed reduction of in size of the sports hall will mean that international sports events could leave the city.

‘Missed opportunity has made Birmingham a laughing stock’ (Birmingham Mail) The West Midlands has been ‘outmanoeuvred’ by Greater Manchester and is becoming a laughing stock in Westminster as local leaders lobby for more powers and funding for the region, the former leader of Birmingham City Council (Lord Whitby) claimed.

Regional Headlines:

Fake lawyer Mohammed Kabba jailed for ‘tricking judges’ – A man who tricked high-ranking judges into thinking he was a solicitor has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Three arrested over Brewers Square, Edgbaston fatal stabbing – Two men and a woman, all from Edgbaston, were arrested in Ledbury, Herefordshire on Thursday, police said.

West Midlands Police visit to Ibiza and Magaluf ‘a joke’- A scheme to send two British police officers to party hotspots in Magaluf and Ibiza has been branded “a joke” by some tourists.

National Headlines:

Labour leadership: ‘Back anyone but Corbyn’, Kendall urges – Liz Kendall has urged her supporters to back anyone other than Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest.

Greek MPs back €85bn bailout deal – Greece’s parliament has backed draft terms for a third bailout in five years after talks that lasted through the night and well into the morning.

China explosions: Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts – Fires are still burning at the site of two massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, some 36 hours after the blasts.


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