Media Watch – Dec 22

By on 22/12/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Ongoing coverage of winter weather/gritting etc (Birmingham Mail, Midlands Today, BBC WM)

Royal visit cancelled (BBC WM) Today’s planned visit of The Prince of Wales has been cancelled.

‘Big four’ win approval for 15 new Birmingham stores (BBC) Fifteen applications for new stores from the ‘big four’ supermarkets have been approved in Birmingham in the past two years, BBC research has found.

Sculpture puzzle solved for Prince (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s King Edward VII is finally back to his resplendent best – just in time to meet one of his great-great grandsons today. NB: The Prince of Wales visit has been cancelled.

Regional Headlines

Emirates jet stuck in grass at Birmingham Airport
A plane diverted from Heathrow Airport due to the freezing weather conditions became stuck in a grass verge after landing at Birmingham Airport.

Court injunction halts London Midland drivers strike
A 24-hour strike by drivers on London Midland train routes planned for Thursday has been suspended following an injunction by the High Court.

Ex-detective jailed for post office armed robbery bid
A former West Midlands Serious Crime Squad detective has been jailed for 11 years for attempting to rob a post office in Cornwall at gunpoint.

National Headlines

Lib Dems ‘concern’ over policies secretly recorded
Liberal Democrat ministers have been recorded expressing private concern over coalition government policies on welfare reform and tuition fees.

Earthquake in Cumbria felt across neighbouring counties
A small earthquake has hit Cumbria and surrounding counties.

Snow chaos: Christmas travel plans easing
Thousands of rail and air passengers stranded because of snow may finally be on the move as travel operators begin tackling lengthy backlogs.

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