Media Watch – July 23 (pm)

By on 23/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Big cost of failed route (Birmingham Mail) The final cost of Birmingham's ill-fated Tyburn Road bus lane will be more than £2.6 million, it has been revealed. Cllr Len Gregory quoted, alongside BCC spokesperson explaining none of the original £2.5 millions costs had come from local funds but had been financed by the Department of Transport cash.

Surprise at terms of council exit (Birmingham Mail) Departing BCC regeneration boss Clive Dutton will leave in just three months, it emerged today.

Award for eco move (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's first eco-neighbourhood, in Summerfield, Edgbaston, has been awarded for helping residents become more environmentally friendly.

Anatomy of an asylum housing row (BBC news online) Last month Prime Minister Gordon Brown told MPs he wants English councils to give greater priority to local people on waiting lists for social housing but on many estates residents believe it is immigrants who get priority. Article considers ‘row over housing asylum seekers’ in Birmingham. Cllr Lines quoted.

Regional Headlines

Sale of LDV could take another month

A volunteer for a children’s hospice in the West Midlands is charged with possessing indecent images of children

Firms back Culture bid

National Headlines

The number of new cases of swine flu in the past week has reached an estimated 100,000 in England, figures show.

The war against the Afghan Taliban is in the national interest of the US and Europe, US Vice-President Joe Biden tells the BBC.

A 44-year-old man has appeared in court in Ballymena charged with the murders of two soldiers and the attempted murder of six other people.

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