Media Watch – June 1

By on 01/06/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Library ‘rescue plan’ drawn up (Birmingham Mail) Campaigners hoping to save Birmingham’s Central Library building from the bulldozers have drawn up plans for its inclusion in the regeneration of Paradise Circus.

Science Park fear at new store plans (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a major new Sainsbury’s store and canalside development in Selly Oak go before the Council’s planning committee next week amid concerns over a missing high-technology industrial park.

Feature looking at weekend events, including Pride, Lord Mayor’s Show and Jubilee. (Birmingham Mail) Meeting move plan ‘is anti-democratic’ (Birmingham Mail) Proposals to held Sutton Coldfield council meetings 15 miles away in Birmingham City Centre have been blasted as anti-democratic.

Council boss arts pledge (Birmingham Mail) Labour council leader Sir Albert Bore has promised to take direct strategic control of arts and sport in the city and had pledged to attract major events and investment in Birmingham.

Countdown to Christmas markets (Group Travel Organiser) Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market featured in article looking ahead to 2012 Christmas markets across the UK.

Regional Headlines

Four convicted of riots shooting
Four people are convicted of shooting at police during last summer’s riots in Birmingham, while another is cleared.

Canal deaths were ‘accidental’
The deaths of two teenagers who fell into a West Midlands canal are recorded as accidental at an inquest.

National Headlines

NHS ‘too quick to resuscitate’
Frail elderly patients are suffering “undignified and distressing” deaths because hospitals wrongly try to resuscitate them, a watchdog says.

BP to pursue sale of TNK-BP stake
BP plans to divorce its Russian oligarch partners by selling its stake in the massively lucrative TNK-BP joint venture.

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