Media Watch – August 24

By on 24/08/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories
City teens make the grade (Birmingham Mail). Brainy Birmingham youngsters are celebrating a bumper crop of GCSE results.  Early indications showed 61% of Birmingham teens achieved the Government benchmark of five or more A*-C passes including maths and English.

European cash for city's scheme (Housing Magazine). Birmingham City Council has secured European funding worth 1.3 million for its Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) which will launch in October.

Eid Mela brings free family fun (Birmingham Mail). Final preparations are currently being made for this year's Eid Mela in Cannon Hill Park.

Pre-Raphaelites who painted a pined picture (Daily Express). Article about who painted pre-Raphaelite pictures.  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery highlighted for its new Pre Raphaelite exhibitions.

Greg eyes taking a running jump (Birmingham Mail). Article on the city's Diamond League Aviva Grand Prix athletics featuring Olympic star Greg Rutherford.

Regional Headlines

Homes evacuated after Radcliffe explosion
Up to 100 homes were evacuated after an explosion at an industrial building in the Radcliffe area of Greater Manchester.

Paralympic Games: Cauldron lit ahead of torch relay
A ceremonial cauldron has been lit in London’s Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay.

National Headlines
Birmingham police admit gunfire sensors ‘struggled to work’
Police have admitted that gunfire sensors put up in parts of Birmingham have not been as accurate as hoped.

More than £40,000 found in bag inside car in Great Barr
More than £40,000 of cash was found in a car which was stopped by motorway police in Birmingham.




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