Media Watch – August 28 (pm)

By on 28/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Delay hits station towers bid (Birmingham Mail, August 28, page 6) Council planners have approved a delay in constructing the two proposed tower blocks at the revamped New Street station.

Eastside jobs drive (Birmingham Mail, August 28, page 8 ) Continued coverage of the council's efforts to lure thousands of civil service jobs to the Eastside area of the city - with the strategy initially focussing on the Ministry of Justice.

Unnat's starring role is amazing (Birmingham Mail, August 28, page 11) More stories of GCSE exam success in Birmingham - including Unnat Krishna who got 16 A* grades after attending King Edward's Five Ways School.

Regional Headlines

An illegal 25-metre fishing trap has been discovered in the River Avon near Evesham (BBC Midlands Today).

A second wave of swine flu is inevitable, according to the nation's Chief Nursing Officer, when interviewed during a visit to Birmingham (Central News).

National Headlines

House prices in England and Wales recorded the biggest monthly leap since July 2004 last month, the Land Registry says.

A man from Lancashire who poisoned his ex-wife’s tea with mercury has been given a 350-day suspended sentence.

The son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has insisted no deals were linked to the compassionate release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber.

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