Media watch – July 27

By on 27/07/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:
New chapter for historic town library (Birmingham Mail) Hawthorn House in Handsworth Wood has sold at auction, along with other council properties, following a failed bid for a community asset transfer

High lead levels in baked clay eaten during pregnancy (BBC online) Birmingham trading standards seized approx 400kg of clay cubes, known as sikhor, yesterday. Tests found they contained potentially dangerous levels of lead. In many parts of the world the product is eaten during pregnancy.

Hockey star goal is to boost sport (Birmingham Mail) Olympic medalist Jane Sixsmith is leading today’s Be Active sporting challenge in the city. Steve Hollingworth, BCC’s assistant director for sports and events, said the idea is to highlight the many everyday activities available oin Birmingham

£40m funding sought from Europe to regenerate the West Midlands (Birmingham Post online) Birmingham is joining other councils in the region to bid for funding to kick-start regeneration projects halted by the recession

Housing co-op opens new HQ (Co-operative News) Elaine Elkington opened the Shahjalal Housing Co-operative’s headquarters in Aston

Homeless teen gets new start (Birmingham Mail) A council-run apprentice scheme has helped a teenager who was made homeless just months before her A-levels

Regional Headlines:
M5 in the West Midlands re-opens after a fatal crash involving a lorry

Run your own cop shop – a Birmingham police officer has said a local police station could stay open if volunteers were to help staff it.Cllr John Clancey has called it ‘policing DIY’

Care charity has to cut back its hours – Edgbaston-based Edward’s Trust is to work a four-hour week due to the economic climate
National Headlines:
Events to mark one year to go to the Olympics
Norwegian attacker ‘acted alone’
Probation staff spend too long dealing with ‘red tape’ according to a report

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