Media Watch – Jan 5

By on 05/01/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread coverage of nationwide refuse collection backlog (BBC, BBC Radio 5 Live, ITN, BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM, Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post, C4 News)

Have your say on the future of our schools (Birmingham Mail) Parents are being invited to give their views on the massive expansion of primary school places in the city.

Are museums doing enough to address LGBT history? (Museums Journal) Article praising Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Queering the Museum exhibition. http://www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=1013

Pop-up culture (Guardian) Tea is bringing people together in Birmingham as arts cafes open in empty shops. the idea came about following a brief sent out by Birmingham City Council’s arts team.

Jobs workers set to strike (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of union members will stage industrial action in protest at cuts to a Birmingham youth employment service (Connexions).

Birmingham jewellery workshop finishes this weekend (Birmingham Mail) Brilliantly Birmingham’s contemporary jewellery festival comes to an end on Sunday.

Regional Headlines

Injured ex-soldier from Tipton begins marathon feat
A former soldier hoping to raise money for a burns unit which treated him has completed the first of 52 marathons planned for this year.

Chris Hutchings shown door by Walsall 
Walsall have sacked manager Chris Hutchings and assistant manager Martin O’Connor with immediate effect.

National Headlines

Twitter plea missing girl Serena Beakhurst found
A missing 14-year-old girl from London whose plight was highlighted by celebrities on Twitter has been found.

Grimsby driver defends warning others of speed gun
A driver prosecuted for flashing his headlights to warn motorists of a mobile police speed gun has defended his actions as his “civic duty”.

GMB warns of 200,000 council job losses in England
Some 200,000 jobs will be cut by councils in England this year as a result of reductions in central government funding, a union has warned.

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