Media Watch – July 6 (pm)

By on 06/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Crowds like it hot at Latin Festival (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of 17th annual Latin American festival in Victoria Square. Cllr Mullaney quoted.

Huge extra bill for care centre road (Birmingham Mail) repeat of Post story on Ann Marie Howse Centre.

Cycling is wheely fun for families (Birmingham Mail) cycle day held at Handsworth Park, BCC Sports Event officer quoted.

Victims urged to speak out (Birmingham Mail) Govt's forced marriage Unit urging victims to come forward. Cllr Les Lawrence quoted.

Carnival capers rekindles spirit (Birmingham Mail) Various carnivals held throughout the city. Cllr Iain Brown quoted.

Regional Headlines

Former MG Rover workers angry at claims Government deliberately stalled publication of inquiry report into firm's collapse.

Sir Harry's Pub on Pershore Road damaged by arson.

Birmingham Central Mosque chairman Dr Mohammed Nasseem accuses Government of covering up the 7/ 7 bomb attacks and calls for an enquiry.

National Headlines

David Cameron has vowed to cut the responsibilities given to Quangos and reduce the amount paid to those who run them.

Alistair Darling doused fears of a pay freeze today after a furious reaction from trade union leaders. Sources said the Chancellor will not call for standstill deals for six million public sector staff, including nurses, teachers and council officials.

A number of monkeys who escaped after being moved to a new enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo are still on the loose.

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