Media Watch – August 16

By on 16/08/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Tourism boom as city seeks to profit from the 'Bolt effect' (Birmingham Post) Birmingham attracted 33.5million tourists in 2011, up 740,000 on the previous 12 months, according to Marketing Birmingham. Council Leader Sir Albert Bore quoted.

'Sir Snapshot' took aim at the world (Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail) Feature looking at the photos of Sir Benjamin Stone, which will be showcased at the new Library of Birmingham.

Plans to grow level of black civic leaders (Birmingham Post) Council Leader Sir Albert Bore says he is working to ensure that members of the city’s African Caribbean community can play a bigger part in the area’s economic and civic activity.

Brummie date excites Gemili (Independent) Preview piece for the Diamond League athletics event at the city council's Alexander Stadium on August 26.

Green light for office block plan (Birmingham Post) Proposals to transform a landmark city centre office block into apartments (Metropolitan House) look set to be given planning approval.

Catching sharks in the net (Birmingham Mail) Consumer watchdogs in Birmingham have turned to the internet to encourage victims of loan sharks to step forward.

Get on your marks for a great race! (Birmingham Mail) This year’s Great Birmingham Run will take place on October 21, it has been announced.

Regional Headlines

Fresh appeal on riots suspects bring results (Birmingham Mail) Detectives hunting 143 riot suspects have received a flurry of calls following an appeal for help.

Inspiring a generation (Birmingham Mail) Feature on sports clubs in the Midlands enjoying an ‘Olympic bounce’.

National Headlines

UK in threat to arrest Assange

Students wait for A-level results

Prince Philip remains in hospital



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