Media Watch – July 12

By on 12/07/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

It’s Brum deal for ‘dull’ city (The Sun, Daily Star, Birmingham Mail) Civic leaders in Britain’s second city have blasted a poll that called it the dullest in Europe. Cllr Martin Mullaney quoted.

Loud music mum has to pay £1,400 (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham mum has been fined for making her neighbours’ lives a misery by playing loud music into the early hours of the morning. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=11505

Council facing £12m pay claim (Birmingham Mail) Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council may face a back pay bill of £12 million after stopping shift allowances for more than 200 staff.

Years of unrest looms as union anger reaches boiling point (Observer) Article about public sector cuts focussing on Birmingham City Council jobs.

Pope to hit city streets (Birmingham Mail) Pope Benedict is planning to travel through Birmingham in his Popemobile  – giving thousands more worshippers the chance to see him. Cllr Alan Rudge quoted.

Birmingham Museum forced to delay opening of new exhibition due to staff shortages (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Museum was forced to close two thirds of its galleries on Saturday and cancel the opening of a major publicly-funded exhibition – due to security staff shortages.

Regional Headlines

Stab death after fight in Bilston prompts murder probe
A murder investigation has begun after a man was fatally stabbed during a fight thought to have involved two groups in Bilston, West Midlands.

Residents moved due to Rubery gorse fire
Fifteen people had to be moved from their homes as a gorse fire spread close to them.

Murder inquiry into man’s death in Erdington
A 21-year-old man has died of chest injuries following an incident in Birmingham.

National Headlines

Widespread coverage of Raoul Moat story.

Widespread coverage of Spain’s World Cup triumph.

GPs ‘to get control of NHS funds’ in England
GPs should have responsibility for much of the NHS budget in England, proposals being put forward later will suggest.

Three officers shot during riots in Belfast
Three police officers have been shot during violence in north Belfast.

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