Media Watch – August 3

By on 03/08/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Be active braced for Olympic bounce (BBC WM) Cllr Steve Bedser interviewed about the Be active scheme. Organisers are preparing for an Olympic rush as people across the city are inspired by events in London.

Smart move aims to improve Birmingham (Municipal Journal) Birmingham City Council has launched a new board of city leaders and international experts to help create ‘the vision and the strategic aims for a smart connected Birmingham’.

Brum square a little corner of the Caribbean (The Gleaner, Birmingham Mail, ITV Central, BBC WM) Coverage of Birmingham’s Jamaica in the Square celebrations.

School debts put academies on hold (Birmingham Mail) City education chiefs are refusing to write-off at least £1.3 million debts owed by schools as they convert to academies under the Government’s overhaul of education.

Historic Birmingham pub The Navigation in Kings Norton saved from bulldozers (Birmingham Mail) Drinkers at The Navigation in Wharf Road, Kings Norton, celebrated the decision by planning chiefs to reject plans by the Co-op to build a supermarket on the site.

Talk examines death ritual (Birmingham Mail) Spaces are still up for grabs for a talk at Birmingham Museum on Ancient Egypt and the afterlife.

Children in care targets missed (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council struggled to hit a series of targets for looking after children in care during the last year, it has been revealed.

Regional Headlines

Man injured in shooting at house
A 30-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot at a house in Birmingham.

Foreign companies invest in city
Birmingham bucks the national trend, becoming one of the most attractive places in the country for foreign companies to invest.

National Headlines

RBS to pay £125m for IT glitch
Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a half-year loss of £1.5bn and is putting aside £125m to pay compensation for the recent breakdown of its IT systems.

Body found in missing woman case
A body is found in a lock-up garage in London, police investigating the case of missing oil executive Carole Waugh say.

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