Media Watch – August 22

By on 22/08/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Continued coverage of the riots fall-out, including: Council ‘poised’ to axe tenants (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is pressing ahead with plans to evict tenants who were involved in last week’s riots.

Unseen Hoard items on show for a day in Brum (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of people flocked to a Birmingham museum to get a glimpse of previously unseen items from the Staffordshire Hoard.

Six under-5s expelled from school (Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury) Six Birmingham schoolchildren aged younger than five were expelled from Birmingham schools in a year, it has been revealed.

Markets axe ‘could be MG Rover again’ (Birmingham Mail) The crisis facing Birmingham’s wholesale market could have a bigger impact on the city than the collapse of MG Rover in 2005, an MP has warned.

Families at war in garden-grab plan (Birmingham Mail) Neighbours in one of Birmingham’s most exclusive suburbs (Sutton Coldfield) are at war over a ‘garden-grabbing’ move to build a six-bedroom house.

Markets ‘will die without funding’ (Birmingham Mail) Traders in Birmingham’s threatened wholesale markets predicted the end of the historic institution if they were forced to move out.

£2m high street fund bid launched (Insider Media) Birmingham City Council is set to bid for a tenth of the government’s £20m High Street Recovery fund.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham riot: Fifth man charged over car deaths
A 28-year-old man has been charged over the deaths of three men killed during recent rioting in Birmingham.

‘Police shot at’ in riot footage
West Midlands Police appeal for information as they release new footage of riots in Birmingham.

National Headlines

Cameron returns for Libya meeting
David Cameron returns to London to chair a meeting on Libya, interrupting his holiday in Cornwall, as rebel forces continue their advances in Tripoli.

Olympic Stadium decision upheld
An independent investigation into the decision to transfer the Olympic Stadium to West Ham football club concludes there is no need to re-open the bidding process.

Charge to dig up roads proposed
Government proposals to charge utility companies for digging up roads at busy times are being consulted on over the next 12 weeks.

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