Media Watch – January 4

By on 04/01/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Plotting a route to London 2012 (The Independent) The BMX World Championships (to be hosted at the NIA) named as one of the major sporting highlights in the build-up to this summer’s Olympic Games.

We’re first to make a splash in £12m pool (Birmingham Mail, BBC) They waited two years to make a splash – but the first swimmers to use Birmingham’s new £12 million pool (Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre) said it was worth the wait.

Recycle trees at city parks (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has set up Christmas tree recycling points in parks across the city.

110k homes for repairs (Birmingham Mail) More than 110,000 homes in Birmingham have undergone repairs in the past year.

DC Leisure to run new Birmingham pool (Health Club Management) DC Leisure has been appointed by Birmingham City Council to operate and manage the city’s first new public swimming pool to be built for more than 20 years.

Regional Headlines

Sister’s appeal for murdered man
The sister of a homeless man who was fatally injured at a bus stop in Birmingham appeals for help to catch his killer.

Engineer hurt in lift shaft fall
A lift engineer suffers a serious head injury when he falls down a lift shaft in a Birmingham apartment block.

National Headlines

Lawrence pair due to be sentenced
The two men convicted of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence 18 years after he was stabbed to death will be sentenced later.

Tax changes ‘will hit families’
Families with children will be hardest hit by the government’s tax and benefit changes aimed at cutting its deficit, a charity argues.

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