Media Watch – June 10 (pm)

By on 10/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Central still best library (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Martin Mullaney restates his support for the Central Library, but also admits that his new job may require for this view to be compromised. Cllr Mullaney was speaking during his first council question time.

Anti-racism group in funding protest (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of yesterdays Birmingham Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit (BRAMU) protest outside the council house. BRAMU claim BCC are withdrawing funding, BCC say they have merely requested a business plan as standard.

Save the Rainbow on web (Birmingham Mail) The rainbow pub in Digbeth, under threat of a noise abatement order from the council, has started a Facebook page with more than 10,000 supporters.

BMX star ramps up tracks contest bid (Birmingham Mail) BMX champ Shanaze Reade visits training session at Perry Park. BCC and British Cycling have made a joint bid for the UEC European Championships. Cllr Martin Mullaney quoted.

Regional Headlines

Muhammed Ali jailed for life with minimum 34 years for murder of Larbi-Cherif sisters in Birmingham.

MP Khalid Mahmood repays £1,700 expenses claim for nights he spent in a London hotel with his girlfriend.

This years Birmingham half marathon launched by record breaking marathon runner ‘Blind Dave’ Heeley.

National Headlines

A French nuclear submarine has arrived at the scene of the Air France crash in the ocean off Brazil to start searching for the flight’s data recorders.

Three terror suspects whose freedom is restricted by control orders have won a legal battle in the House of Lords over the use of secret evidence.

Setanta’s prospects of survival remain deeply uncertain after an emergency meeting of the broadcasters board broke up on Tuesday night without a definitive decision on its future.

A predicted £15 billion funding shortfall will make the next 10 years extremely challenging for the NHS, a NHS Confederation report has claimed.

Gordon Brown will tell MPs today that he wants legislation to clean up their expenses system to be rushed through Parliament before the end of the autumn parliamentary session.

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