Media Watch – July 13

By on 13/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Battery site plan needs a recharge (Birmingham Mail) Developers of a scheme aiming to create 3,000 jobs and transform a former factory site have been told to go back to the drawing board with their plans.

Church Street Square to be used for art exhibitions (BBC, Birmingham Mail) A former car park in Birmingham has been turned into a public square for art displays. Seating, trees and lighting have also been installed at Church Street Square at a cost of £800,000. The project has been funded by Colmore Business District and Birmingham City Council.

Discover Egypt’s golden treasures (Birmingham Mail) The national touring exhibition Pharaoh: King of Egypt opens at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery tomorrow and runs until October 2014.

Energy saving scheme (Local Authority Building and Maintenance) Birmingham City Council’s efforts to be at the forefront of the green revolution took centre stage during a ministerial visit in June.

Getting the green light (GreenBuild Magazine) Dave Allport, programme manager of Birmingham Energy Savers, talks about the lessons learned from Birmingham City Council’s Green Deal pilot scheme.

Regional Headlines

Widespread coverage of the Queen’s visit to Birmingham.

Two forces shelve G4S plans
Plans to privatise parts of Surrey and West Midlands Police forces are halted after security firm G4S fails to get enough staff for the Olympics.

Pair disembowelled rapist in jail
Two prisoners who disembowelled an inmate from Wolverhampton at Durham’s Frankland Prison and planned to eat his liver are sentenced to life terms.

National Headlines

Twenty officers injured in riot
Twenty officers are injured and shots are fired at police during trouble in the Catholic Ardoyne area of north Belfast following a Protestant parade.

Doubts over UK Olympics benefits
Most people think the Olympic Games will mainly benefit London and not the rest of the country, a BBC poll has found.

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