Media Watch – July 9 (am)

By on 09/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Floral colour set for city's streets as trial launched (Birmingham Post)
Birmingham floral trail launched - 3.5miles long featuring 19 floral display. Judging to take place on 15th July.

X-rays shows museum's mummy is a man (Birmingham Post & Sky News)
Scans of three ancient mummies from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery reveal one is a man, despite being in daughters of Amunkhau' coffin.

Museum of contemporary art (Birmingham Post)
Cllr Mullaney welcomes a study looking at possibility of building a museum of contemporary art in Birmingham.  Initial feasibility report to be completed by 2010.

Youngsters helped to Olympic feat of creativity (Birmingham Post)
Heartlands School pupils aged 12-15 take part in Olympic themed creative project at Crescent Theatre, Birmingham.

Taste of Birmingham (BBC WM and various commercial radio)
Taste of Birmingham launched today

Regional Headlines

Two-year cut in funding for Walsall scheme
Darlaston Strategic Development Area, a high profile 54 acre regen scheme in Walsall has funding stopped, before it has begun, as result of AWM cuts.

Human toll of MG Rover closure
Report by Birmingham Universities explores full extent of closure of Rover on workforce, and in the long term how they have fared.

£3 million to Public
Arts Council agrees to give one-off £3 million grant to the troubled Public in attempt to fully open the venue.

National Headlines

Prescott complains over journalist phone tap

Lib Dems criticise this weeks' troop death toll in Afghanistan

Teacher held over assault of 14 year old pupil in Notts

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