Media Watch – July 9 (pm)

By on 09/07/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

On trail of history with flower show (Birmingham Mail) Further coverage of Birmingham's floral trail launch- 3.5miles long featuring 19 floral displays. Judging to take place on 15 July.

Rent signs crackdown (Birmingham Mail, page 7) BCC has launched a crackdown on 'To Let' signs that are left up even when properties have been rented.

Scans solve riddle of the mummies (Birmingham Mail) Hospital X-ray scans of three ancient relics from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have turned up a surprise- one of the mummies was a daddy. Birmingham Museum's curator of world cultures, Adam Jaffer, quoted.

Ready to hit the streets! (Birmingham Mail) Feature on upcoming EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon.

Car-free timetable (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham railway station, King's Norton, is set to become the region's greenest stop as part of a national scheme. Cllr Tim Huxtable quoted.

Regional Headlines

Jaguar is pinning its hopes on the success of its new model the XJ sedan, which will be unveiled at a ceremony in London later.

The government inquiry into a new high speed rail service between London and Birmingham is to call for a nationwide network taking passengers to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Many MG Rover workers hit by closure of Longbridge had no idea how to write CV or behave at a job interview, a new report revealed.

National Headlines

A teacher is arrested after a boy of 14 is seriously injured and two other pupils are hurt in a Nottinghamshire classroom.

The police are to examine claims that thousands of politicians’ and celebrities’ mobile phones were hacked into by a newspaper.

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