Media Watch – Feb 27

By on 27/02/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham plans office hub to capitalise on HS2 (The Daily Telegraph) Birmingham will create 14,000 jobs and 366,000 sq metres of office space under a redevelopment project that hopes to capitalise on the HS2 network.

Curzon Street Station reborn (Birmingham Post) Birmingham unveils its striking vision for parks in the sky and a massive eastside regeneration alongside the high speed station.  Quotes Sir Albert Bore and director for planning and regeneration, Waheed Nazir.

Minister: We'll pay to save Dunlop factory (Birmingham Post) Whitehall offer to save Motorsport tyre jobs in Birmingham. 

Cuts to see CCTV cameras turned off (Birmingham Post, BBC online) Birmingham is set to turn off one in five of its CCTV cameras in the latest cost cutting measures proposed by council chiefs.  Quotes Cllr James McKay.

Why prosperity belongs to us all (Guardian) Interview with incoming chief executive Mark Rogers.

Birmingham bus lane signs ‘confusing’, tribunal agrees (BBC online) Drivers caught on camera driving in bus lanes in Birmingham were unfairly fined, a tribunal has ruled.  Quotes council spokesperson.

BBCWM – Cllr James McKay re Green Waste and Cllr Tahir Ali re Bus Lanes tribunal

Regional Headlines

What is still 'Made in the Midlands' – The West Midlands used to be the “Workshop of the World” but what things are still being made in the region?

Police given more time to quiz Moazzam Begg and other terror suspects – Police have been given an extra five days to question a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

National Headlines

Standard Life could quit Scotland – Standard Life has become the first Scottish business to warn it may have to relocate significant operations and assets outside the country if its people vote for independence.

NI crisis talks over secret letters  – Secretary of State Theresa Villiers is to meet Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness later as the crisis around power-sharing deepens.

RBS posts £8.2bn loss for 2013 – The Royal Bank of Scotland, part-owned by the UK government, has posted a loss for the sixth successive year.

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