Media Watch – June 11 (am)

By on 11/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Continued coverage re: the Khyra Ishaq case across all media. The trial continues today.

LDV workers return to site today (BBC Radio WM news) The insolvent van maker LDV re-opens it doors to help hundreds of workers cope with redundancy, offering them advice on various issues.

Council agrees to offer LDV workers help to find jobs (Birmingham Post) Cllr Summerfield quoted. The article also states that he has placed the blight of worklessness at the centre of his annual report, with 12,000 jobs to be created at Eastside, also reference made to the recent arrival of several major firms in the city. Cllr Brew also quoted welcoming news of £20 billion of development earmarked for Birmingham.

Swine flu crisis 19 new cases (Birmingham Post) The article highlights that the Health Protection Agency have admitted they failed to closed Welford School quickly enough because they initially thought it was a stomach bug sickness, Cllr Paulette Hamilton quoted in article.

Regional Headlines

Walsall, Wolverhamton, & Sandwell (Insider Midlands Business West) Regeneration is happening across the whole region with plans for the next generation of broadband businesses, also Walsalls Gigaport development will create 3,000 jobs. 

£1,75m to tackle Youth Crime (PA News Wire) Central government has put forward £1.75 million to help tackle youth crime in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

World Health Organisation declares swine flu pandemic

Gordon Brown reveals Reform Plans in wake of expenses row

Millions of commuters affected by tube strike in London

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