Media Watch – July 7 (pm)

By on 07/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City set to splash out on pools (Birmingham Mail and 'Our Say') Councillors set to approve a £2.5m package that will enable every resident to have a pool within a 20 minute walk. Cllr Mullaney quoted.

Lord Mayor to meet quiz team (Birmingham Mail) Three pupils set to meet Lord Mayor after winning national trading standards competition.

Letters (Birmingham Mail) Subjects include; parking on verges, International Food Fair, and Edgbaston Reservoir Gatehouse.

Comedian backs call to vote (Birmingham Mail) Operation Black Vote hosting comedy event at BMAG to encourage people to participate in politics.

Regional Headlines

Final Royal Show held in Warwickshire. Organisers cite lack of money as reason for end.

 Wolverhampton teaching assistant accused of filming naked children was 'liked and trusted by them' court hears.

Advantage West Midlands say it can no longer afford to back planned Friarsgate retail centre in Lichfield.

Network Rail launch poster campaign using coffin lids as railway sleepers at New Street to stop passengers crossing tracks instead of using concourse.

National Headlines

British police are ill-prepared to cope with the 2012 Olympics, a report into policing of the G20 summit in London has concluded.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is braced for a fresh backbench revolt over his 2007 decision to scrap the 10p bottom rate of income tax.

The trial of a handyman accused of murdering a sixth former 18 years ago was halted today. Jurors hearing evidence in the trial of Peter Tobin at Chelmsford Crown Court were discharged, and a new trial date fixed for December.


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