Media Watch – Dec 23 (pm)

By on 23/12/2009 in Media Watch, News

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

End to happy hour at bar (Birmingham Mail, Page 2) West Midlands Police secured a banning order on cut-price drinks at the Barracuda bar in Hurst Street at a meeting of Birmingham City Council's licensing sub-committee.

Frankfurt market is a huge hit (Birmingham Mail, Page 3) Birmingham's annual Frankfurt Market was declared a record-breaking Christmas cracker as it emerged it had attracted almost three million visitors.  Leader Mike Whitby quoted.

Council offers £150,000 to Dutton replacement (birminghammail.net) A new Birmingham City Council planning chief will be one of the West Midlands' best-paid local government officials with a salary of up to £153,000, it has emerged.

Final day for German market (BBC Midlands Today) German stallholder Mike Topper interviewed about the continued success of Birmingham's Frankfurt Market.

Regional Headlines:

Two police officers escaped unhurt after the patrol car smashed into railings outside the entrance of Blackenhale Infants School, Sheldon.

Police marksmen were forced to shoot a bull in the head as it ran through the streets of Balsall Heath this morning.

A Birmingham conman who posed as a soldier in order to dupe cash from his victims has been jailed for 27 months.

Three of Birmingham's attractions - The Electric Cinema, the Moseley Folk Festival and the Thomas Vale Pantomime Horse Grand National - have been shortlisted in Enjoy England's Where Else But England awards.

National Headlines:

A severe weather warning remains in place for the south of England as ice continues to cause havoc on the roads.  Two women have dies and 47 people have been injured in a coach crash in Cornwall.

The runway at Prestwick airport has reopened, after a Ryanair plane overshot and skidded onto the grass verge.

Lord Mandelson has announced that university funding in England is to be cut by £398m for the 2010/11 academic year.

Conservative frontbencher David Willetts says that government policy should aim to tackle social breakdown by tackling marriage as a more widespread institution.

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