Media Watch – August 19 (am)

By on 19/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Ambitions lowered for new city library (Bham Post, 19 August, page 14)
A formal planning application has now been submitted for the new landmark Library of Birmingham, and having listened to the results of public consultation one storey has been removed from that originally proposed. Brian Gambles quoted.

Short storey for New Central Library (The Stirrer website) same story as above

Expansion drive sees Akbar's set up in city (Bham Post, 19 Aug, page 9) A North of England based Asian food chain is investing almost £2million in a restaurant in Edgbaston which will create dozens of jobs. The Managing Director said that the move was an exciting one as Bham already has an excellent reputation for Asian cuisine and a vibrant city restaurant scene.  Reference also made to recent BCC famous 'balti name' campaign.

Regional Headlines

Motorists in Dudley face two year delays as work begins on busiest trunk roads

A 62 yr old who ran a cocaine smuggling ring from his prison cell, with the help of a Birmingham man, is jailed for 18 years

National Headlines

New violence hits Afghan capital as presidential elections draw near

Experts say NHS needs to do more to improve the health and well-being of its staff

UK 'must tighten arms controls' MP's urge



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