Media watch- Dec 16 (pm)

By on 16/12/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Queues for new library 'unlikely' (Birmingham Mail) Claims visitors to Birmingham's new civic library may have to queue to get in at the busiest times have been rejected as 'highly unlikely'. Cllr Summerfield quoted.

Bats fear on plan (Birmingham Mail) Official planning reports into a new Edgbaston cricket stadium were littered with holes and failed to answer crucial questions over the effect of the environment, it was claimed at Birmingham County Court.

Long wait for equal pay rule (Birmingham Mail) More than 4,000 female workers are facing a nervy wait to find out if their equal pay battle with BCC is successful. The employment tribunal will resume in March.

Fury as famous statue 'hidden' (Birmingham Mail) A statue of one of the city's greatest ever political leaders, Thomas Attwood, has been 'shamefully' fenced off and hidden behind the German Christmas Market stalls, it has been claimed. Council spokesman explains statue will be fully accessible again once Frankfurt Christmas Market is over.

Regional Headlines

Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill urges his side to keep their feet on the ground despite moving up to third in the table.

Axe falls on Broad Street bar The Living Room after administrators failed to sell the bar to a new owner

A former Midland Child abuse detective was today starting a thee-and-a-half year jail sentence for grooming a 15 year old girl.

Union leaders are meeting with Lord Mandelson to discuss Kraft's potential hostile takeover of Cadburys.

National Headlines

Serial killer Peter Tobin has been convicted of murdering Dinah McNicol, 18, following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

British Airways is to meet the union Unite later for talks to try to prevent a 12-day strike by cabin crew.

Three men are found guilty of murdering a sub-postmaster’s son during an armed raid at a village store in Worcestershire.



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  1. Max Brooks says:

    Aston Villa made the regional headlines for moving 3rd, but Birmingham City aren’t mentioned for moving 6th? Well done, Birmingham City Council, for once again showing your true colours.

    • geoffc says:


      No snub intended – this was merely a reflection of regional TV headlines at lunchtime.

      Leader of the Council Mike Whitby has been singing the praises of both Blues and Villa in radio and TV interviews on the back of the World Cup news this afternoon.

      Both sides are doing incredibly well, which is of course great for the city.

  2. Max Brooks says:

    Well it would be nice if these things were highlighed by Birmingham City Council in things such as the above. Birmingham City’s climb to 6th has been well publicised today, both AM and PM and yet the writer of the above saw fit to only lift the Aston Villa news from the days stories.

    I can’t see that as mere co-incidence. I’ll be watching these pages closely in the future, especially the above named writer.