Media Watch – July 13 (am)

By on 13/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Leaders at loggerheads over high-speed rail link (Birmingham Post)
Birmingham’s political and business leaders are locked in a furious behind-the-scenes row over plans to bring high-speed rail services to the city.

No place for carbuncle any more (Birmingham Post)
Leading Birmingham property agent John Griffiths argues that the time for prevarication over the future of the Central Library is over.

City vows to hold talks on future of historic landmark (Birmingham Post)
Birmingham City Council has vowed to hold a meeting to help secure the future of one of the city’s historical landmarks – Highbury Hall.

Pledge on city’s new website (Birmingham Post)
Birmingham City Council’s new website will be up and running within a few weeks, despite development difficulties, it was claimed today.

Campaigners set to deliver petition in baths battle (Birmingham Post)
Campaigners desperate to see a historic swimming baths (Moseley Road) reopened will today take their fight to the council house when they deliver a 3,000 name petition to city leisure chiefs.

Regional Headlines

Two soldiers die in Afghanistan  (BBC)
Two soldiers from the West Midlands have been named among six servicemen who died in Afghanistan on Friday.

Police head in pledge to public  (BBC)
The new head of West Midlands Police Authority has pledged to tackle perceptions that it is “Birmingham-centric”.

National Headlines

Memorial service for UK soldiers

UK inquiry opens into Iraqi’s death

Energy policy ‘too wind focussed’

Funds due for more primary places



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