Media Watch – June 1

By on 01/06/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Garden show axed (Birmingham Mail) Inaccurate story claiming the Gardeners’ Weekend show has been axed. Rebuttal

Birmingham projects on National Lottery award shortlist (BBC) Three Birmingham-based projects have been shortlisted in a competition to find the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. History Detectives in Highgate, Weoley Castle Ruins and mac Birmingham have been named as semi-finalists.

Under fire hospital makes OAP changes (Birmingham Mail)
A Birmingham hospital (QE in Edgbaston), where care of the elderly has been called into question, has introduced a wave of new initiatives after Birmingham City Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee received a series of complaints.

New centre opens at redeveloped church (Birmingham Mail)
A community centre has opened as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of a Birmingham church. The £1.5 million centre beside All Saints Church in Kings Heath has been partly funded by Birmingham City Council.

Thumbs-down to ‘U-boat’ flue (Birmingham Mail) A shop owner has been told that a shiny extractor chimney looks like something from a U-boat and must be redesigned.

Regional Headlines

Roof collapse in supermarket fire
A fire in K2 supermarket, in Smethwick, leads to more than 30 people being moved from their homes.

Houllier set for Aston Villa exit

Manager Gerard Houllier is expected to leave Aston Villa by Wednesday afternoon, BBC Midlands Today understands.

National Headlines

Arrests after hospital abuse film
A specialist residential hospital in Bristol is being investigated by police after secret filming by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuse.

Incapacity benefit change warning
Government changes to the benefits system are having a “devastating” effect on people with mental health problems, campaigners say.

Decision due on unsolicited loan offers

A decision about whether action should be taken over firms who make unsolicited offers of loans is due from the regulator.

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