Media Watch – June 11 (pm)

By on 11/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

LDV advice sessions (BBC Midlands Today and Central News, June 11) Former LDV workers have returned to the Washwood Heath plant for advice on jobs and benefits following the collapse of the firm. Abid Hyatt of the council was interviewed, explaining what help is on offer.

City swine flu blunder (Birmingham Mail, June 11) Health bosses have admitted that they initially thought the swine flu outbreak at Welford Primary School was a gastric bug.

Child had an ‘evil spirit in her body’‚ (Birmingham Mail, June 11) Further coverage of the Khyra Ishaq trial, in which it has been alleged that Khyra’s mother had claimed that the seven-year-old had been possessed by an evil spirit before her death.

Golf leaflet misses target (Birmingham Mail, June 11) A council campaign to attract more ethic minority golfers to the city’s courses has been criticised. A Punjabi translation for the Sikh community is said to have been littered with grammatical mistakes and featured a picture of a young Asian golfer who did not appear to be a Sikh.

Residents only plan for city tips (Birmingham Mail, June 11) A new scheme will see visitors to the council’s refuse centres required to prove they live in the city if they wish to use the facilities. The scheme will start on July 1. Cllr Gregory is quoted in support of the scheme.

Don’t be a victim of counterfeiters (Birmingham Mail, June 11) A behind the scenes looks at the warehouse used by Birmingham’s Trading Standards team to store counterfeit goods.

Regional Headlines

A cannabis factory in Sparkhill has been closed by police (Birmingham Mail).

A Warwickshire woman, concerned after feeling unwell, has expressed her concern after having to make dozens of phone calls to the NHS before being tested for the swine flu virus (BBC Midlands Today).

National Headlines

Angry scenes are reported in court as a Plymouth woman who works in a nursery faces charges of sexual assault and making indecent images of children.

A man and two teenagers are found guilty of murdering schoolboy Ben Kinsella who was stabbed in north London.

Manchester United accept a world record offer of £80m from Real Madrid for Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo.



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