Media Watch – Dec 17 (PM)

By on 17/12/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Paul Tilsley wins support of global mayors ( Birmingham's moves to become a greener, more environmentally-friendly city have won the backing of world leaders at the Copenhagen summit and gave their full backing to the Birmingham Declaration on Climate Change.  Deputy Leader quoted.

Campaign for Dutton replacement to be launched ( The advertising campaign to appoint a director of regeneration for Birmingham will launch tomorrow, almost four months after former post-holder Clive Dutton quit the high-profile City council job.  Cllr Neville Summerfield quoted.

Winners are a lesson to us all (Birmingham Mail, Pages 8-9) Unsung heroes of the classroom stepped into the limelight as they found themselves honoured in the Birmingham Mail School Awards.

Green Brum (Birmingham Mail, Page 19) Birmingham City Council has been given top marks for its project to get more wildlife into the city, with wild orchids growing and otters returning to the area.

KLM wins Birmingham Library identity work (Design Week) Birmingham-based marketing group KLM is working on the identity for the Library of Birmingham as part of a contract worth £30,000.

Pool approved (Midlands Today lunchtime bulletin) Councillors have narrowly approved plans for an Olympic-size swimming pool near to the National Indoor Arena.

Regional Headlines:

A groundbreaking performance of Verdi's opera, “Othello,” by Birmingham Opera Company has been such a success that it will be the subject of a BBC documentary.

Following an investigation by Trading Standards officers, a chip shop in Bromsgrove has been fined more than £6,000 after pleading guilty to selling catfish as cod.

Weather forecasters have predicted that the Midlands will escape a festive covering of snow over the weekend, although temperatures are set to plummet.

National Headlines:

A father has been found guilty of murdering his 15-year-old daughter in 1999 in a so-called honour killing.  His two brothers have been found not guilty.

A High Court judge is set to rule on whether or not to allow British Airways an injunction against a planned 12-day strike by cabin crew.

At least fifty MPs have said they want to challenge an auditor's request to repay money that they claimed on expenses dating back five years.

An operation is under way to fly back to the UK thousands of people left stranded after the collapse of Flyglobespan, Scotland's largest airline.

According to official figures, UK retail sales fell in November, despite analysts' predictions of a rise.

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