Media Watch – July 1 (am)

By on 01/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Hands off our baltis say Brummies (Daily Telegraph, Metro)
Rumours that Birmingham City Council is exploring the option of trademarking the term Balti raises debate about origins of dish and city's claim to it.

Swine flu girl had suffered (Daily Mirror)
Inquest hears that Sameerah Ahmad was suffering from bone marrow and intestine related illnesses making her more susceptible to catching swine flu. Her school is to remain closed this week.

Council under union fire as care home jobs set to go (Birmingham Post)
Unions step up campaign against 180 compulsory redundancies in adults and communities while Cllr Anderson says she is sure good staff will find jobs in growing independent sector, while Cllr Rudge reiterates that employee bargain never guaranteed jobs for life.

£193m library to go to planners next month (Birmingham Post)
Council denies there are any problems will timetable for library, as alleged by campaigner Alan Clawley, and confirms planning application will still be made in August, with work to begin next year and be complete by 2013.

140,000 tree safety checks - just 860,000 to go (Birmingham Post)
Experts have carried out safety checks on 140,000 BCC owned trees during last seven years. Any found to be dangerous are replaced with two new ones - while new rules will mean developers must have written permission before removing any trees.

Regional Headlines

Brown has Tata talks in bid to end JLR deadlock

Brakes put on National Express' £15m Digbeth Station project after contractor set to deliver project goes bust. National Express claims works will still be completed on time for November opening.

Lightning strike teenager dies

National Headlines

National Express loses East Coast franchise

New guidelines on young runaways to be launched

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