Media Watch – August 4 (am)

By on 04/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

500 jobs promised at huge city design hub (Birmingham Post) On the eve of the announcement of which firm will win Birmingham’s £2.2billion highways contract, one of the two bidders has unveiled a giant new international design hub in the city.

£600m revamp closer after compulsory purchase go-ahead (Birmingham Post) Government ministers have backed the compulsory purchase of a few remaining flats and shops standing in the way of the £600million redevelopment of New Street Station.

Council concedes defeat in bank bid (Birmingham Post) The much heralded revival of Birmingham Municipal Bank has been quietly shelved after city leaders found it would be legally difficult, too expensive and fail to help the city through the recession.

Child abuse findings still not on council site (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council officials were left red-faced last night after a pledge to reveal the findings of investigations into the cases of eight children who died from suspected abuse or neglect backfired.

Cost of new city council website spirals to £2.8m (Birmingham Post) The cost of building the new Birmingham City Council website shot up by 383 per cent in just four years, it emerged last night

Huge crowd is testimony to pulling power of Ashes series (Birmingham Post) Article welcoming the planned redevelopment of Edgbaston in the wake of yesterday’s near capacity crowd for the fifth day of the third Ashes test.

Regional Headlines

BBC man convicted of wounding boy 
BBC presenter Ashley Blake, accused of hitting a boy with a wooden pole, has been found guilty of unlawful wounding and perverting the course of justice.

Women drugged before sex attack 
Two women who were sexually assaulted in Birmingham after leaving a pub with three men in Shropshire are believed to have been drugged.

Phone box appeal over taxi murder 
Police investigating a taxi driver’s murder are still trying to trace a man who ordered a taxi from a kiosk in the area where the victim was discovered.

National Headlines

Northern Rock makes hefty losses

Inquiry over torture claim

UK Afghan helicopters ‘unsafe’

Police kept DNA samples with food



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