Media Watch – July 21 (pm)

By on 21/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Honour for our heroes (Birmingham Mail) Soldiers homecoming parade planned for city centre tomorrow. Lord Mayor quoted.

US Olympic team headed for Birmingham (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is set to seal the deal to bring one of the world’s largest sports teams to the city in the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Birmingham residents given free gym and pool use (Birmingham Mail) Every Birmingham resident will be able to use a gym and swimming pool free of charge from September under radical new plans being drawn up to get people to lose weight.

Neighbour slams café's new hours (Birmingham Mail) criticism after councillors approve plan to extend opening hours at Broad Lane Café in Kings Heath.

Regional Headlines

Health Secretary announces independent inquiry into deaths at Stafford hospital.

Small businesses in the West Midlands being urged by Federation of small businesses to draw up contingency plans for autumn swine flu outbreak (BBC WM Ed Doolan show).

Strike call at Post and Mail (The Stirrer) “Hacks at the Birmingham Post and Mail and the Sunday Mercury have given overwhelming backing to a strike call by the National Union of Journalists”.

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has urged Indian firm Tata to “quicken the pace” of negotiations over a government grant to help Jaguar Land Rover.

West Brom Schoolboy collapses after chewing 45 sticks of nicotine gum given out at school.

National Headlines

General Social Care Council suspends chief executive Mike Wardle after discovery of backlog of over 200 referrals involving social workers accused of misconduct.

New govt report claims that only children from the richest families can enjoy careers in top professions.

Sir Alan Sugar takes seat in House of Lords and becomes Baron Sugar of Clapton.

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