Media Watch – Dec 2

By on 02/12/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Revived Mill hotel gets green light (Birmingham Post)
Council gives planning approval to Edgbaston Mill Hotel, a 200-room hotel opposite Warwickshire CCC.

Feature on new LEP (Birmingham Post)
In depth interview with Bridget Blow - chair of the LEP - following first meeting of the board.

AWM axe hits Longbridge road works (Birmingham Post)
Axing of AWM and subsequent funding for road works is blamed for causing delays in Longbridge regeneration. David Bull's call to Government to resolve these funding issues, given to the Select Committee last month included.

Council will have to cut £300k a day (Birmingham Post)
Council's £308m savings target is equivalent to cutting £300k from budget every day until 2014. Part of report on media briefing given by Cllr Brew and Stephen Hughes on Council finances earlier this week.

£631 boost with runway extension (Birmingham Post)
Consultants report to BCC states that runway extension and diversion of A45 will deliver 3400 new jobs and a £631m boost to the local economy

Hoard abroad's a global sensation (Birmingham Mail)
World-famous museums around the globe, including Washington's Smithsonian, queuing up to host touring hoard. Cllr Mullaney welcomes news while reaffirming pledge to also tour smaller local venues in the region.

World Cup would deliver benefits to Birmingham (Radio WM)
Steve Hollingworth on Radio WM discussing benefits to the city if England wins World Cup bid.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham derby match ends in fan violence

Macro Pierre White to open new restaurant at the Cube as  part of four star hotel development

Removal of controversial CCTV cameras could cost West Midlands Police £630k on top of £3.3m anti-terror money Government may seek to reclaim over project.

National Headlines

World Cup decision due today

School sports cuts rethink

Severe weather continues

Wikileaks revelations continue

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