Media Watch – July 21 (am)

By on 21/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City loses regeneration chief Dutton to Games (Birmingham Post)
Clive Dutton, Director of Regeneration is to leave Birmingham City Council to head up the regeneration of the London borough of Newham - which is the host borough of the 2012 Olympic Games.

City to offer residents free gym and pool use (Birmingham Post)
Free off-peak use of all gyms and pools in Birmingham to be offered to every Birmingham resident in £9.3m Be Active scheme. Cllr Clark says Govt funding is only for 18 months and questions how it will be continued there after.

Children put in care without evidence, says Hemming (Birmingham Post) Hemming claims children are routinely taken into care in Birmingham without enough evidence due to social workers being too desk bound and not spending enough time out in the field.

US Olympic team heading for city (Birmingham Post)
Birmingham City Council will be asked on Monday to approve the contract which will seal the US track and field team basing themselves in Birmingham ahead of 2012.

Carnival granted stay of execution (Birmingham Post)
Licensing committee gives agrees to allow Birmingham Carnival to continue in the future, but subject to various noise conditions - following a high volume of complaints received following the last carnival.

What price this love? (Birmingham Post)
Feature on Peter Hay, Director of Adults and Communities, going back to the floor to consider the issues at first hand raised by the Government's new green paper on a national health service.

Regional Headlines

Details of which projects have lost out due to AWM cuts with supporting editorial highlighting the fact that leisure and tourism may be one key area hit.

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson urges Tata to speed up negotiations over a grant to help Jaguar Land Rover.

National Headlines

Scientists claim mass school closures in autumn will be only effective anti-swine flu measure

President Obama’s deadline for closing Guantanamo is in doubt

Alan Sugar takes up place in House of Lords

England score Ashes victory



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