Media Watch – July 14 (pm)

By on 14/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

‘Joe’s a hero but too young to die’ (Birmingham Mail 14 July)  Continued coverage of Birmingham soldier, 18 year old Joe Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan recently. The story is widely covered across the media, inc all TV lunchtime news.

City backs desert trek (Birmingham Mail 14 July) BCC Councillors are sponsoring a 100km trek across the Sahara by a Birmingham born engineer Anthony Haynes; in a bid to raise £3000 for the ‘Help the Heroes’ charity campaign.

Two are arrested in school cash probe (Birmingham Mail 14 July) Two people have been arrested regarding alleged financial irregularities at Stockland Green Technical College. A criminal investigation is currently underway.

Drummers’ world-beating sound (Birmingham Mail 14 July) 582 drummers from across the UK, gathered at NIA to beat the world’s largest simultaneous drum beat.

Regional Headlines

Thousands gather in Herefordshire and also Wooton Bassett in Wiltshire, to salute the fallen – and also to welcome home troops who made it back alive. (Birmingham Mail 14 July) widespread coverage across all media, inc Central TV News & BBC Midlands Today

MPs welcome for for anti-bingeing plan (Birmingham Mail 14 July) Sylvia Heal MP for Halesowen & Rowley Regis has welcomed a £1.4million investment plan, to help beat binge drinking among teenagers. Sandwell is one of the boroughs allocated the money.

Woman fined for dumping nappies in garden (Birmingham Mail 14 July) A Cannock woman was fined by Cannock Chase Council after she was spotted dropping dirty nappies into a neighbour’s garden.

National Headlines

North Belfast picking up pieces after worst night of violence for years
More British Airways workers have rejected airline plans
Green Party say Nuclear is not the answer to UK energy crisis
Lightning strikes & thunderstorms delay NASA launch of Endeavour
Coverage about Swine Flu continues

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