Media Watch – July 29

By on 29/07/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham’s historic Gun Quarter is renamed… because PC critics say it glorifies crime (Daily Mail) Birmingham’s historic Gun Quarter is now to be renamed because of concerns that it could be linked with the firearms crime which blights other parts of the city.

Green light for a 40,000 jobs boost (Birmingham Mail) Plans to create 40,000 new jobs and make Birmingham a hub for the creative industries and financial services have been given the green light.

Gypsy families get time to quit camp (Birmingham Mail) Dozens of travellers have been allowed extra time to leave their makeshift camp after two of them were killed in a rush hour smash.

Stressed kids get massages (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham schools have forked out more that £1.5 million for stress-busting alternative therapy techniques – including massages for children and teachers.

Caribbean sights, sounds and taste (Birmingham Mail) The biennial Birmingham Carnival will be held on Sunday August 7.

Regional Headlines

Ex-Little Stars Nursery worker jailed
A nursery worker who raped a toddler and groomed 22 other girls over the internet has been jailed for life.

Limited information over shooting
Police issue a fresh appeal over a shooting in Smethwick saying they have received “very limited information” from the public.

National Headlines

MP wants Murdoch questioned again
Labour MP Tom Watson is to ask a Commons committee to recall three key News International figures to give more evidence about phone hacking.

MoD plans 7,000 civilian job cuts
Thousands of civil servants are to lose their jobs at the Ministry of Defence, in addition to some 25,000 posts that were already set to be cut.

Stem cell trial for MS treatment
A major clinical trial will investigate whether stem cells can be safely used to stop or even reverse the damage caused by multiple sclerosis.

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