Media Watch – July 28 (am)

By on 28/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Treasury to approve £2.2bn bid (Birmingham Post)
Two companies battling to carry out Birmingham's £2.2bn highways PFI must wait until treasury makes decision on funding before finding out result of private BCC Cabinet meeting yesterday to agree who had won the contract.

Transport link hope in new Broad Street BID  (Birmingham Post)
Plans for a new rapid transport system, street wardens and smartening up vacant properties on the agenda as broad Street businesses submits renewal proposals for the Broad Street BID.

More than one solution to high-speed question (Birmingham Post)
Stephen Hughes denies BCC is at loggerheads with Government over where High Speed Rail would stop in Birmingham. He insists the trains would come to New Street with a 'parkway' station near the airport, as opposed to only servicing Birmingham International.

City care home closures put on ice because of recession (Birmingham Post)
Council agrees criteria for deciding new timescales for closure of 15 older peoples' homes - with closure of some delayed up to five years due to recession. Cllr Anderson say delays are due to global economic pressures, but speaks of success of closures implemented so far.

Regional Headlines

NEC facing crisis?
NEC Group warns of tough times ahead despite revealing annual profits of £36.5 million. Group reveals it has cut costs by making redundancies ahead of predicted downturn in corporate expenditure by businesses.

Midlands Today presenter in court
Trial continues of Midlands Today presenter Ashley Blake who allegedly wounded a teenager during altercation outside the pub he ran in Sutton Coldfield.

National Headlines

Broadband rates not up to speed

MoD seeks to limit injured solider compensation to original injuries only

Operation Panthers Claw - in Afghanistan - completed

US seven charged with Middle East terrorism



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