Media Watch – August 20

By on 20/08/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Homes for heroes in full service (Birmingham Mail). Birmingham's first 'home for heroes' development is now complete open.  The Lord Mayor attended as the chairman of the Alderson Trust – the council's charity for former member of the armed service.

Clamping down on rogues (Birmingham Mail).
Article by city council's Jacqui Kennedy about how new laws could mark the end of clampers causing issues for motorists.

18,000 get on their bikes (Birmingham Mail)
. Article on the success of the Sunday's Sky Ride in Birmingham.

London teacher to tackle school homophobia. A London teacher has been recruited by Birmingham City Council to help stamp out homophobia in the city's school, reports the Times Education supplement.

Embrace the Olympic legacy and save Arena (Birmingham Mail). Article featuring MEP, Nikki Sinclair, about keeping the Aston Arena.

Birmingham City Council's intention to refurbish 200,000 properties by 2026
featured in a piece about understanding the views of finance related risk, local authorities and decisions around low carbon (Guardian).

Regional Headlines
Candlelit vigil held for death of man in Sedgley
A candlelit vigil has been held for a Dudley man who was fatally assaulted during a night out.

Man dies after being hit by bus

A pedestrian dies when he is hit by a double-decker bus in Birmingham.

National Headlines
Hollywood director Tony Scott jumps to death from bridge
British-born Scott, Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities have said.

Burnham missing boy sea search now recovery
Rescue teams are continuing to search for a four-year-old boy who went missing at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset on Sunday evening.




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