Media Watch – June 10

By on 10/06/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

International Food Fair opens (BBC, ITV Central, Birmingham Mail, Heart FM)

Birmingham BMX Track officially opened (BBC Midlands Today, Birmingham Mail) BMX world champion Shanaze Reade gave a masterclass to reporters as the new Birmingham BMX track at Perry Park was officially opened.

Tesco loses out in six-year store war (Birmingham Mail) Supermarket giant Tesco has lost out in the latest twist in a six-year Birmingham store war.

Open source solution for news (C’llr Magazine) Profile of Birmingham City Council’s online newsroom www.birminghamnewsroom.com

600 legal staff in city relocation (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post.net) Leader of Birmingham City Council Mike Whitby has spoken of his delight after a top legal authority (The Solicitors Regulation Authority) announced plans to move hundreds of staff to Birmingham.

40,000 city homes lost (Birmingham Mail) More than 40,000 council and housing association homes have been lost in Birmingham over the past 20 years, official figures show.

‘City may re-use its terror cameras’ (Birmingham Mail) Controversial spy cameras removed from the streets of Birmingham after being secretly put up by counter terrorism officials, should be used to combat kerb crawling and drug dealing instead it has been suggested.

Regional Headlines

Murder charge over woman’s death
A woman from Staffordshire is charged with the murder of a great-grandmother from the West Midlands.

Funeral for murdered grandparents
Family and friends gather in Wolverhampton for the funeral of an elderly Italian couple murdered in their home.

National Headlines

Parts of UK officially in drought
Areas of the east of England are now in a state of drought, with areas elsewhere also at imminent risk, the government says.

Passengers quit stranded trains
Desperate passengers tell of how they got out of trains which were stuck for hours on South West Trains services outside London.

Prince Philip ‘slows down’ at 90
The Duke of Edinburgh, who has turned 90, tells the BBC he is “winding down” and reducing his workload as a senior member of the royal family.

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