Media Watch – August 26 (pm)

By on 26/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Plea for Mayor rejected (Birmingham Mail) Council chiefs at yesterday's business management committee opted to retain the current system of a council leader and cabinet, with crucial difference that leader will serve a 4 year term, rather than standing for re-election each may.

MP call to permit rally (Birmingham Mail) MP Steve McCabe blogs that banning a demo planned by the 'English Defence League' would lead to accusations of victimisation. Recent public meeting in Council House mentioned.

Chance to step into the past (Birmingham Mail) Big Boulton Bash planned for Soho House Museum on Bank Holiday Monday. Attractions include classes in Regency-style dancing.

Six to contest city seat following resignation (Birmingham Mail) Candidates announced following resignation of Sparkbrook Councillor Nahim Ullah Khan.

Letters (Birmingham Mail) Subjects include; parking issues on the Park Farm Estate, restricted hours at local swimming pools and prayer room planned for new library.

Regional Headlines:

Up to 85 jobs at risk at Trinity Mirror Plans include making Birmingham Post weekly and changing the Mail to an overnight publication. Post editor Marc Reeves is backing the weekly option.

Plans for new £7b high-speed Brum-London rail link unveiled. Network Rail claim New St station would not work for high speed rail and call for a new station for high speed links.

Coventry city council criticised for hiring workmen from Scotland to deal with potholes problem and putting them up in hotels.

National Headlines:

Tributes flood in for Senator Ted Kennedy, who has died aged 77.

Surrey Police pass file on murder of teenager Milly Dowler to CPS to consider charges.

ACPO: images from West Ham/ Millwall game unwelcome reminder of violence that used to be commonplace at matches.
Reality series Big Brother axed by Channel 4.

Dominic Mohan, former showbiz editor at The Sun newspaper, has been named editor.

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