Media Watch – July 29 (am)

By on 29/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Triple size Alexander Stadium for Games bid/Games plan is Birmingham's bid too far (Birmingham Post) Alexander Stadium would need to triple in size if a city bid to host the Commonwealth Games is successful. In the short term the Stadium will be improved in time to act as a pre-Olympic Games training base for the American track and field team in 2012.  Comment, page 2, warns that other cities who have hosted the Games have been left with long term debts.

Savings blow to new council offices project after land sales halt (Birmingham Post) A short term loan will be taken out to fund the proposed new, environmentally friendly council offices at Woodcock Street, after a slump in land prices leads to the Council temporarily suspending land sales until 2011.  Cllrs Tilsley, Summerfield and Bore quoted.

Regional Headlines

Cadbury's  UK sales are up by 12% in the first half of 2009 – as workers strike

Two men charged with murder after pedestrian killed in Sutton Coldfield

Funeral of soldier killed in Afghanistan takes place in Walsall

National Headlines

Two more of the British hostages held in Iraq since 2007 are thought 'now likely' to be dead

Experts say there is no doubt sunbeds raise the risk of skin cancer

Met Office now says August weather more likely to be unsettled, having previously predicted a 'barbeque summer'

David Cameron warns that the public 'will take a lot of convincing' to elect the Tories



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