Media Watch – July 19

By on 19/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Light at end of tunnel goes out (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Commuters have been warned they face up to six weeks of delays after the city centre tunnels close tonight

‘Chuggers’ could be banned from Brum city centre (Birmingham  Mail) ‘Chuggers’ are set to be banned from Birmingham city centre after councillors backed a new by-law

Reports in Birmingham Mail, BBC WM and BBC online that Peter Duxbury has left the local authority by mutual agreement

Regional Headlines:

Students held over mosque bomb attacks (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Two university students have been arrested on suspicion of planting bombs near three mosques in the West Midlands

BBC guru to focus on Brum expansion plans (Birmingham Mail) The man behind the BBC’s £1bn MediaCity has been appointed to drive forward expansion plans

National Headlines:

Olympics boost to UK ‘nearing £10bn’ – The economy has seen a £9.9bn boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 Olympics

Detroit in largest US bankruptcy – The city of Detroit files the largest ever municipal bankruptcy

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