Media Watch – July 1 (pm)

By on 01/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Dead fish in Brookvale Park (BBC Midlands Today) A number of fish have died in the pool at Brookvale Park. Richard Lodge, Head of Parks, explained weather conditions have caused lack of oxygen in water, leading to deaths.

Birmingham to protect name Balti (BBC online, BBC Midlands Today and various national newspapers) Rumours circulating that Birmingham City Council will trademark 'balti'.
Is the Balti a Birmingham Dish?

Bank is to axe 100 Brum jobs (Birmingham Mail) Lloyds Bank is to axe 100 jobs in Birmingham as part of more sweeping cuts across the company, it was revealed today.

Library gets new design (Birmingham Mail) Fresh drawing showing how the new £193 million Library of Birmingham will look are to be published next month. Dutch architects Mecanoo are under pressure to make changes to an initial design. Cllr Martin Mullaney, city's leisure, sport and culture boss quoted.

New-look gatehouse (Birmingham Mail) A building which is believed to have inspired Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkein is to have a 21st-century overhaul. BCC's planning committee chairman, Cllr Peter Douglas Osborn, quoted welcoming changes.

Regional Headlines

Chief executive of National Express, Richard Bowker quits.

Birmingham teenager who was hit by lightning has dies of his injuries.

Tributes to tragic swine flue girl, 6.

National Headlines

The government says it intends to take the East Coast rail service, run by National Express, into public ownership.

Gordon Brown and David Cameron have clashed again over public spending plans at Prime Ministers’ Questions.

Jackson death: public viewing plan at star's ranch.

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