Media Watch – July 5

By on 05/07/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City museums in merge deal (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery will merge with Thinktank in a bid to save taxpayers money and break into the world’s top 40 museums.

Link-up improves city’s paper trail (Birmingham Mail) The amount of paper recovered from waste for recycling in the city has increased from 750 tonnes to 40,000 tonnes thanks to a partnership between Smurfit Kappa Recycling and Birmingham City Council.

Backing for food battle (Birmingham Mail) Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has given support for Birmingham’s plans to get junk food firms more involved with cutting the city’s shameful obesity rates.

Concern over privately-run baths scheme (Birmingham Mail) Plans to build a new swimming pool in Birmingham (Sparkhill) which will be run by the private sector have drawn mixed reactions from residents.

CCTV to spy on drinkers (Birmingham Mail) Cameras could be fitted in an affluent Birmingham suburb (Moseley) to watch street drinkers.

Labour condemns AWM land sell-off as ‘theft’ (Birmingham Mail) Opposition Labour politicians have described Government moves to sell off vital industrial and commercial development land to the highest bidder as licensed theft.

Homes for heroes (24Housing) Cllr John Lines and Elaine Elkington (Housing) on how Birmingham City Council is leading the way in providing homes for ex-service personnel.

Regional Headlines

Man charged with murder of woman
A 40-year-old man from West Bromwich appears in court after he is charged with the murder of a 24-year-old woman.

Tributes paid to ‘amazing’ couple
The daughters of a Solihull couple who were killed in a head-on crash in Gloucestershire have paid tribute to them.

National Headlines

Police set to meet NoW executives
Police are to meet News of the World executives to discuss allegations a private investigator working for the paper hacked into the mobile phone of murdered girl Milly Dowler.

Bombardier cuts 1,400 Derby jobs
Train maker Bombardier, which missed out on the £1.4bn Thameslink contract, says it will cut more than 1,400 jobs at its Derby plant.

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