Media Watch – June 12 (am)

By on 12/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Top councillors given backdated £12,000 rise (Birmingham Post, 12 June). Four leading City Councillors (Cllrs Whitby, Tilsley, Summerfield and Bore) have been granted a £12,000 allowance for their representation/attendance on the NEC Group Board. The allowance is backdated to September 2008. Cllrs Tilsley and Bore quoted. The Stirrer website has questioned the number of meetings that have actually been attended.

Khyra Ishaq trial coverage continues nationally the locally.

School set to open its own sexual health centre (Birmingham Post, 12 June) Ed Balls, Schools Secretary, announced plans to build a youth centre offering a full range of sexual health services alongside Stockland Green Technology College, in Erdington. The College is to be rebuilt as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme. Comment,page 2, says the plan is a good idea which paints a sad picture.

Draper: Classic could stay in Birmingham (Birmingham Post, 12 June) Meeting due to take place later today with the Lawn Tennis Association to hammer out a long term agreement on the future of AEGON tennis Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club. 

Regional Headlines

West Bromwich Building Society has reached an agreement with debt holders to boost its financial strength

Two men found dead after suspected burglary at a Black Country factory

National Headlines

Iran votes in tight presidential elections

Child poverty Ministers are making it a legal duty for government, councils and other organisations to end child poverty

Barclays is to sell its £8.2 bn Global Investment fund management to Blackrock

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