Media Watch – July 23

By on 23/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread coverage of the first commutes following the Birmingham tunnel closures.

Get on your bike to beat the tunnel traffic (BBC Midlands Today, WM, Capital) Cllr Steve Bedser encouraging people to use pedal power during the A38 tunnel closures.

City's floral trail in full bloom (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's popular floral trail is blooming into life this week.
Carnival king to be crowned (Birmingham Mail) The new king and queen of Birmingham will be crowned this weekend at Birmingham carnival in Handsworth Park on August 4.

Birmingham homes to get 'green makeovers' worth £36,000 (West Midlands Housing News) Homes across Birmingham are to be given 'green' makeovers worth £36,000 in a bid to help families save money on their energy bills.

A whole school approach to health and wellbeing (Education Today) A feature on The Oval Primary School in Birmingham re: health and wellbeing.

Regional Headlines

Lightning strikes affecting travel
A lightning strike and flooding causes delays for travellers on trains and roads in the West Midlands.

Mohammed Saleem death: Man charged with 'terror' murder
A 25-year-old Ukrainian man has been charged with the “terrorist-related” murder of Birmingham grandfather Mohammed Saleem, police have said.

National Headlines

Royal baby: Messages of congratulations flood in after birth
Congratulatory messages are flooding in from around the world to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son, the third in line to the throne.

Briton 'stabbed to death' in Crete
A British man has been killed in a reported stabbing on the Greek island of Crete.


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