Media Watch – February 7

By on 07/02/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Sabbath Day is a hit with council (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s culture chief (Cllr Martin Mullaney) has thrown his support behind a suggested Black Sabbath Day in the city to celebrate the rockers’ contribution to music.

Birmingham to compete for conference trade at London event (Birmingham Post)
Birmingham’s business tourism agency aims to bring more conference and convention trade to the city with a strong presence at International Confex 2012.

Golden Lion pub could roar again (Birmingham Mail) A councillor (Cllr Martin Mullaney) is to bid for funds to repair a former pub where it is rumoured the first full English bible was completed.

Morrison faces losing council deals (Inside Housing) Repairs and maintenance provider Morrison faces losing two major council contracts amid concerns about its performance.

Council investigates bailiff conduct (Credit Today) Birmingham City Council has begun an inquiry into the conduct of bailiffs used to recover council tax.

Frozen…for next 12 days (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham was last night warned to expect freezing fog as the big chill continued across the region. Birmingham City Council’s gritters were out from 9pm.

Regional Headlines

Iraqi man found killed at hostel
An Iraqi man is found dead with a wound to his neck at a Birmingham hostel.

Fatal car crash victim, 71, named
A 71-year-old man who died in a crash in West Bromwich is named by police.

National Headlines

MPs demand law against stalking

A new law making stalking a specific offence is needed in England and Wales to stop harassment ending in violence, MPs and peers have said.

Stores offer warranty concessions
Dixons, Comet and Argos have pledged to improve the way extended warranties for electrical goods are sold, the Office for Fair Trading says.

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