Media Watch – August 17 (pm)

By on 17/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Sick stalker parked on women's driveways (Birmingham Mail) BCC secures 5 year ASBO against Kings Heath resident who followed women home, parked on their driveways and shone his car headlights into their houses.

Disgruntled employee's global email Image of a sinking ship sent to BCC staff by council officer.

Man accused of Councillor death threat (Birmingham Mail) A man has appeared in court charged with threatening to kill Cllr Salma Yaqoob.

Row over £200,000 council jolly (Birmingham Mail) A 5-man BCC delegation to a business event in Cannes has been condemned by the Taypayers Alliance.

Stars of our city's market (Birmingham Mail) Deputy Mayor Cllr Rashid attends the Trader Awards to celebrate achievement of city market traders.

Sports mission to Sweden (Evening Mail) A group of young sports ambassadors from the city visit Sweden on a fact finding mission.

Cliff plunge head fights for payout (Evening Mail) Former headteacher of BCC run outdoor pursuits centre in Snowdonia sues, 5 years after fall from 40ft cliff. The accident could have been fatal and he is now disabled.

Keeley's a good bet to triumph for Tories (Evening Mail) Mike Olley opinion piece on prospective Northfield candidate Keeley Huxtable's chances at the next general election. Mention made of her husband Cllr Tim Huxtable.

Loud music made neighbour life hell (Evening Mail) A Billesley resident who tormented his neighbour with loud music for 7 months has been given a noise abatement notice and a fine.

Letters (Evening Mail) Subjects include the Blues hosting Olympic matches and recent demos in city.

Lightning bolt heading to Brum (The Stirrer) Usain Bolt's world-record breaking dash in the World Championships last night underlined Birmingham's achievement in attracting Jamaica's athletics team to the city ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Story also in the Local Government Chronicle

Rudge slams Brum demos Cllr Alan Rudge has written to The Stirrer condemining last weekend’s protests against Muslim “extremism” in the city and the counter demo by Unite Against Fascism.

Celebs not wanted nor needed for Mayor (The Stirrer) Local celebs should stay away from running for Mayor says former MP, Jeff Rooker.

Pooling ideas (The Stirrer) A meeting to consider the future of Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre takes place next Tuesday evening. Cllr Mullaney will be in attendance.

Regional Headlines:

Tributes paid to vice-chairman of Birmingham City Football Club Jack Wiseman, who has died at the age of 92.

Two local girls who attended a dance camp in Pembrokeshire have contracted E.coli.

National Headlines:

Ryanair announce plans to close or switch 9 of its 10 routes from Manchester airport with the loss of up to 600 jobs.

3 members of Shadow Cabinet – Michael Gove, Greg Clark and Jeremy Hunt – call for the NHS to be dismantled.

Half of all UK companies will have closed their defined benefit pension schemes to existing members within three years, according to new research.



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