Media Watch – July 13

By on 13/07/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Green shoots for city as CO2 levels reduce (Birmingham Mail) The continuing drive to make Birmingham greener was hailed a success after new figures revealed the city was beating its carbon dioxide emission target.

New move to evict camp of travellers (Birmingham Mail) Travellers have provoked fury among residents by setting up camp on open space in a Birmingham suburb (Bartley Green).

Parents’ anger at academy proposal (Birmingham Mail) Parents have claimed they are being ‘kept in the dark’ over proposals to convert a city secondary school (Bournville School) into an academy.

Council staff can’t watch own web TV (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Officers who logged on to watch the first ever live online broadcast of the full Birmingham City Council meeting were barred, it has emerged.

Council to rethink refuse tip van ban (Birmingham Mail) City refuse collection bosses are to reconsider their ban on people using small vans and trailers at tips after complaints.

City school is ‘best in the UK’ (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham school (Perry Beeches) which was once threatened with closure is celebrating after scooping a national award.

New £250k fund for city citizens (Birmingham Mail) Scores of small council-run trust funds worth a total of £250,000 have been merged into a new Birmingham Municipal Trust.

Nesting peregrines delays revamp (BBC) Work to demolish a Birmingham tower block is halted to allow a pair of peregrine falcons time to raise their young.

Regional Headlines

Man held over terrorist messages
A 21-year-old Birmingham man is arrested on suspicion of posting terrorist publications on the internet.

Youths held as house surrounded
Three teenagers are arrested after police, some armed, were called to a house in Birmingham following a report of a burglary.

National Headlines

Parties unite over BSkyB bid call
The Conservatives will join Labour and the Liberal Democrats in urging News Corporation to withdraw its bid for BSkyB.

Second night of riots in Belfast
Petrol bombs and other missiles have been thrown at police during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast, with officers firing plastic bullets.

UK ticket wins £161m Euromillions
A single UK ticket wins the £161m Euromillions jackpot, Europe’s biggest lottery prize in history, but it is not yet known who the ticket holder is.

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