Media Watch – July 4

By on 04/07/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Bike it and beat tunnel shutdowns (Birmingham Mail) Feature on plans to get drivers out of their cars and on to bikes when the tunnels close in the summer

Council cuts £14m from admin costs (Birmingham Mail and Post) Birmingham City Council plans to strip £14 million from its back office and administration costs. Sir Albert Bore quoted

All roads lead to Birmingham for Post Infrastructure Summit 2013 (Birmingham Post) Feature on a summit which will bring together decision-makers to examine what the future holds for infrastructure in the city. Sir Albert Bore quoted

Old bins don’t go to waste on allotment (Birmingham Mail) A group of residents have decided to use their old black bins to make a water farm. Cllr James McKay quoted

MPs’ backing for massive jobs fair (Birmingham Mail) Leading employers, Birmingham City Council and three city MPs have joined forces to organise the city’s largest Youth Jobs Fair

Regional Headlines:

New £450m children’s hospital plan (BBC online) A new £450m children’s hospital is being planned to open on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site within ‘eight to 10 years’

HS2 in crisis (Birmingham Post) City leaders have said the plans must still go ahead, despite a serious of blows to the scheme. Sir Albert Bore, transport spokesman for the core cities, said HS2 would give the region a ‘European’ class system

National Headlines:

New dawn for Egypt as president Morsi ousted – An interim leader is set to be sworn in following the removal of president Morsi by Egypt’s military

Tech-levels ‘to have A-level status’ – Technical courses for 16- to 19-year-olds will gain the same status as A-levels from 2014 if they attract university or business support

News Corp defends Murdoch over tapes – News Corp defends Rupert Murdoch after a secret recording is broadcast of him railing against the police investigation into alleged phone hacking

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