Media Watch – August 4 (pm)

By on 04/08/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Fury over gang film (Birmingham Mail)  Cllr Keith Barton, Chair of BCC reducing gang violence scrutiny committee claims Screen WM funded film 1day glamorises gun crime in the city.

Bank of Brum plan dropped (Birmingham Mail) repeat of morning's Post story.

Council site £2.2m over budget (Birmingham Mail) repeat of morning's Post story.

Child abuse findings still missing (Birmingham Mail, pg 6) repeat of morning's Post story.

Ashes fun brings £12m boost to city (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of Ashes test at Edgbaston. Local resident claims to be delighted with BCC's response to their complaints about parking.

Letters (Birmingham Mail, pg 16 &17) Topics include; praise for BCC workers who helped a lady following a fall in Harborne, Broad Lane allotments toilets, and the Alden family MP bid.

Hal just couldn't survive big school (Birmingham Mail, pg 21) Feature on home schooling for child with Asperger's Syndrome, Mother claims local authority offers no guidance. BCC spokesman claims council happy to work with the family to explore different options available.

Regional Headlines

Renato Pagliari, who found fame with 80s duo Renee and Renato & the Walls Cornetto ad, dies age 55 in Good Hope Hospital.

Pic released of facial injury sustained by teenage boy assaulted by BBC presenter Ashley Blake.

Hundreds of people apply for 3 days bar work at 'V' music festival.

Potential jogger suspects eliminated in cabbie murder case.

National Headlines

Prosecutors were asked today to consider bringing a manslaughter charge against a police officer over the death of a man during the G20 protests.

A quarter of children left primary school this May unable to read and write properly or do basic arithmetic, the government revealed today.

The government may consider giving time for a bill to allow assisted suicide if it is not satisfied with advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions, it has been reported.

Migrants wanting to become British citizens could be fast-tracked for doing good deeds like volunteering or political campaigning.



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  1. tmpanawe says:

    Can we have a ‘printable version’ button, since this no longer comes through Lotus Notes. It will save everyone a lot of time.