Media Watch – July 27

By on 27/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Continued widespread coverage of the USA and Jamaica pre-Olympic training camps.

£125 Birmingham enterprise zone investment approved (Insider Daily, eGov Monitor) An investment plan worth more than £125 million to kickstart the Birmingham city centre enterprise zone has been approved.

City’s engaging charm offensive (Municipal Journal) Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on how to engage with tenants in their neighbourhood and services.

Birmingham’s £1.3m award for energy plan belies weak reporting (ENDS Report) EU funding will boost Green Deal preparations in Birmingham but its wider reduction targets are under scrutiny and raise questions on reporting and localism.

‘Pricey’ parking permits slammed (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham has the most expensive parking permits outside London, according to new research.

A job lot at new library (Birmingham Mail) The £188 million Library of Birmingham scheme has smashed one of its own job creation targets.

Council welcomes £4.2 million to Birmingham’s schools and colleges (ITV News) Five schools and colleges in Birmingham will get a share of more than £4 million to support post-16 education services.

Regional Headlines

Free school meals ‘boost results’
A report, which studied behaviour at a Wolverhampton school, says offering free school meals to everyone can boost pupils’ results “significantly”.

Quarry death boy was on holiday
A teenager who died at a water-filled quarry in the West Midlands was a Portuguese tourist who had been in the UK three weeks, police reveal.

National Headlines

London set for Olympic ceremony
The opening ceremony of the London Olympics is due to take place later after seven years of preparations.

Victims to get ‘no charge’ review
Crime victims in England and Wales are to get the right to a review in cases when it has been decided that no one will be charged, the Director of Public Prosecutions says.

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