Media Watch – August 3

By on 03/08/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Four convicted over clocked cars (PA Newswire and several regional publications) Four men have been found guilty of falsifying odometers on cars in four separate cases in Birmingham. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11911

Swim for free while you can (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham residents of all ages can still swim for free at council leisure centres, despite national cutbacks. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11933

Landlord hit with £20k fine (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post.net) A rogue landlord who rented our properties to Birmingham students has been hit with a £20,000 fine.  http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11907

Baths due to reopen after repairs (PA Newswire and several regional publications) Newtown Baths in Birmingham will re-open to the public this month following vital repairs. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11844

Tri-Golf for Birmingham youngsters (Asian Voice) A pioneering tri-golf course is now attracting a new generation of Birmingham golfers. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11771

Regional Headlines

Brinsford youth prison staff suspended
Four officers have been suspended at a young offenders institute near Wolverhampton.

Man in court over Smethwick teenager’s car crash death
A man has appeared in court charged with killing a boy who died after being hit by a car which crashed into a shop.

Appeal to help Pakistan flood victims
An appeal to raise £2m to help the victims of flooding in Pakistan has been launched. Birmingham-based Islamic Relief Worldwide has started a £2m appeal to provide assistance to survivors who need clean water, food and shelter. http://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/

National Headlines

Pakistan’s President Zardari due in London 
Pakistan’s president is due to arrive in London amid domestic fury over comments made about the country by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Deficit is most urgent issue, say Cameron and Clegg
The prime minister and his deputy have written to cabinet colleagues to remind them that reducing the deficit is the “most urgent issue facing Britain”.

Northern Rock business back in profit
Northern Rock Asset Management (NRAM), the so-called “bad bank” part of the old Northern Rock business, has reported a return to profit.

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