Media Watch – July 2 (pm)

By on 02/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Swine flu to be contained (BBC Midlands Today)
Piece covering Health Scrutiny inquiry into swine flu, which began today.
News item claims there is friction between the Health Protection Agency and local authorities. Cllr Deirdre Alden (Con) and Cllr Paulette Hamilton (Lab) interviewed.
£25m Rotary boost for city (Birmingham Mail) The international Rotarian convention that came to Birmingham last week pumped nearly £25 million into the city's coffers. BCC leader Mike Whitby quoted.

Balti is our dish of the day (Birmingham Mail) Council looks to trademark meal. Council staff researching legislation.

Proposal to protect trees (Birmingham Mail) Experts have carried out safety checks on more than 140,000 trees owned by BCC during the past seven years.

Regional Headlines

Care centre hit by swine flu cases.

An inquiry is being held into swine flu in Birmingham, which has seen one of the country’s biggest outbreaks.

National Headlines

The US military says it has begun a large operation against the Taliban in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.

The rising number of swine flu cases mean trying to contain the virus is no longer an option, ministers say.

Two British soldiers have been killed in an explosion in Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan.

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