Media Watch – July 19

By on 19/07/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Opposition pleased by jobs u-turn (Birmingham Mail) The decision not to send Birmingham City Council jobs to India has been welcomed by the Labour opposition.

£10m bid to improve crash spot (Birmingham Mail) City transport bosses are making a £10.6 million bid to improve one of Birmingham’s busiest commuter routes.

Prince set to open £32m cricket ground (Birmingham Mail) Edgbaston’s gleaming new £32 million redevelopment is to be officially launched next week by Prince Phillip. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Anita Ward, will attend a private lunch and unveiling ceremony.

Council backs Birmingham attractions merger (Attractions Management) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the city’s Thinktank science attraction are to merge into a new single trust under proposals approved by the local authority.

Travellers evicted from site (Birmingham Mail) Police were set to move in and boot a large group of travellers off land in Bartley Green.

Chinese manufacturer to open second factory in Birmingham (Machinery Market) Trade links between Birmingham and China have received a further boost with the announcement that the country’s largest lighting manufacturer is doubling its operation in the city.

Birmingham to build homes for heroes (Pathfinder International) Birmingham City Council is to become the first local authority in the country to build family homes exclusively for ex-service personnel.

Regional Headlines

Plans to cut staff wages defended
The leader of Dudley Council defends proposals to cut the wages of more than 1,000 workers.

Man jailed for woman’s park death
A man is jailed for life for murdering a 34-year-old woman in a Birmingham park.

National Headlines

MPs to quiz Murdochs over hacking
News Corporation chiefs Rupert and James Murdoch and former executive Rebekah Brooks are set to be questioned by MPs about the phone-hacking

BAA loses final sell-off ruling
Airport operator BAA must sell Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports, the Competition Commission says in its final ruling.

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