Media Watch – July 23 (am)

By on 24/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Ready for Action (Birmingham Post)  The newspaper features an article written by BCC’s Dep Leader, Cllr Paul Tilsley, in which he explains the council’s strategy on dealing with H1N1 swine flu.

Birmingham residents get first glimpse of city’s first Extra Care retirement village.  (website An 83 year old grandmother will join BCC’s Cllr John Lines and Lord Bill Morris to cut the ribbon and tour the completed show properties.  The £37m retirement village opens next Spring.  Cllr Lines quoted.

Transport strategy fails to please campaigners (Birmingham Post) Campaigners and politicians have reacted angrily to govt plans to approve a range of road schemes as part of a regional funding bid.  Cllr Jon Hunt quoted.

Transformation in Birmingham (mentioned on website …the programme can be viewed on

Regional Headlines

A West Midlands Regional Plan for the Olympics 2012 is being launched in Bham this morning.  It will highlight how everyone in the region can benefit from the games being held in the UK. (BBC Radio WM news)

MG Rover’s overseas network realises £8m for firm’s creditors (Birmingham Pos) The last remaining assets of the UK’s MG Rovers are being realised with up to £8 million being raised from the ashes.

National Headlines

Norwich North by-election: results expected this afternoon

Mortgages on rise as banks loosen strings



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