Media Watch – August 23

By on 23/08/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham residents offered Nectar points to recycle (Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, BBC, WM, Marketing Week) The pilot scheme will cover 4,500 homes Birmingham residents will be encouraged to recycle by being awarded loyalty card points to spend on shopping and services.

Travellers set up third camp in city (Birmingham Mail) An area of Birmingham (Bartley Green) which has already seen travellers occupy its green space twice this summer has had a third visit.

We’ll only mend society from the bottom up (The Times) Reference to Birmingham City Council in an article from Michael Heseltine about the riots. He calls for local authorities to be given wider powers.

Shoppers urged to have their say on markets (Birmingham Mail) The daughter of Birmingham’s former council leader and Lord Mayor Theresa Stewart is urging shoppers to write directly to council bosses over the threat to the city’s wholesale markets.

The wholesale markets story was also covered by BBC Midlands Today and BBC WM.

Students designing cars of the future (Birmingham Mail) Students at Small Heath School and Sixth Form Centre saw first hand the power of hydrogen when a team of scientists visited them to launch Birmingham Science City’s Big Hydrogen Challenge.

Regional Headlines

Riot officer speaks of ‘ambush’
A police officer tells of the moment he came under fire during the Birmingham riots.

Drugs runner jailed for 40 months
A first offender who was a runner for a major drugs gang in Aberdeen is jailed for 40 months.

National Headlines

Gaddafi must go, say PM and Obama
PM David Cameron and US president Barack Obama say Col Gaddafi must “relinquish power once and for all” and that Libya stands at a crucial “tipping point”.

Coulson got News Int payments
Ex-NoW editor Andy Coulson received payments from News International after becoming the Tories’ director of communications.

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