Media Watch – July 10 (am)

By on 10/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Mailbox boss reveals vision for third city site (Birmingham Post)
The team behind The Mailbox has vowed to create a new landmark development for Birmingham after acquiring the vacant Post and Mail Building on Colmore Circus. Coun Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Birmingham Development Company is a company with vision and an excellent track record of delivering innovative projects.”

Residents vow to fight on in Moor Pool battle (Birmingham Post)
Residents will fight on after seeing planning permission given for a controversial housing development in one of Birmingham’s most historic suburbs.

Birmingham has sights set on role in World Cup (Birmingham Post)
Birmingham has been confirmed as one of 15 cities nationwide to apply for a role in England’s bid to stage the 2018 football World Cup. Cllr Whitby quoted.

Mummy scan coverage continues on Radio 2, BBC Radio WM and in the Express and Star

Regional Headlines

Firm fined £150k over pool injury 
 A caravan park company has been fined £150,000 after a seven-year-old Birmingham boy suffered brain injuries in a swimming pool not properly manned by lifeguards.

Fraud inquiry delays fund payout 
Former MG Rover staff cannot be given money from a hardship fund until a Serious Fraud Office inquiry has been carried out, the government has heard.

New Jaguar model unveiled by firm 
The official unveiling took place on Thursday evening
Industry experts have said sales of the new model will be important to Jaguar Land Rover, which has lost about £1m a day in the past 10 months.

A golden time for city jeweller
the worst recession for decades has triggered an amazing ‘gold rush’ for Birmingham jeweller David Johnson – with £30,000 worth of takings pouring in every day.

Widespread coverage of Taste of Birmingham.

National Headlines

Stars may sue over phone tap claims

‘Pupil murder bid’ teacher held

Third of breast cancer ‘harmless’

Academics denounce maths A-Level

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