Media Watch – July 29 (pm)

By on 29/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City 25,000-seat stadium dream (Birmingham Mail, July 29, page 1) Further coverage of comments made by Cllr Martin Mullaney that the city's Alexander Stadium would need to be revamped if the city were to mount a serious bid for a future Commonwealth Games.

Let's keep Tests in Brum (Birmingham Mail, July 29, pages 6-7) Extensive preview coverage of this week's Ashes Test at Edgbaston. Warwickshire County Cricket Club chief executive has underlined the need to revamp the stadium following the approval of a loan for the scheme from Birmingham City Council.

Slump hits sales (Birmingham Mail, July 29, page 9) The current slump in land prices means that the council's plans to revamp its administrative office estate will now result in net savings of £94,000 - down from a projected figure of £5million.

Regional Headlines

Cadbury employees are protesting over a pay dispute on the day £112million profits were announced by the firm (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail, BBC Midlands Today).

Continued coverage of Ricardo Morrison court case, after he was found guilty of murder of his girlfriend Amy Leigh Barnes (Birmingham Mail).

A police operation costing more than £1million is set to be staged to control this year's Bulldog Bash for bikers near Stratford-upon-Avon (Birmingham Mail).

Dudley Council has lost its appeal against a decision to build an £18million mosque in the borough (BBC Midlands Today).

National Headlines

Families who claim children were born with defects caused by exposure to toxic waste in Corby win a legal battle against their local council.

Families of five British hostages in Iraq are “deeply upset” to hear that two of the men are thought to have died.

Signs of a further pick-up in the housing market during the summer are shown in figures from the Bank of England.


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