Media Watch – June 15

By on 15/06/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham and Manchester join forces (Local Government Chronicle) Birmingham and Manchester city councils are to collaborate on economic growth issues. They expect to develop a joint work programme later this year, and also to raise concerns of other core cities with government.

Congratulations (Birmingham Mail) Singing superstar Cliff Richard will carry the Olympic flame through the streets of Birmingham later this month.

Man admits selling fake football goods (Birmingham Mail) A Brimingham man has avoided an immediate prison sentence after admitting selling fake football memorabilia to fans.

A new chapter for £2m library (Birmingham Mail) A striking new £1.9 million city library opened its doors to the public and marked a new chapter in the regeneration of Shard End.

Boss fined £3,000 for pub noise (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) The former manager of a Birmingham pub (Victoria Inn in Bordesley Green) has been fined £3,000 for annoying neighbours with loud music and allowing punters to drink in the beer garden until the early hours.

Birmingham broadband plan passes state aid test (Regeneration and Renewal) The European Commission has waved through plans to invest £10 million to bring superfast broadband to Birmingham, the city council has announced.

Regional Headlines

Man denies riot death car role
One of eight defendants accused of murdering three men during riots in Birmingham tells jurors he “committed no crime”.

Police tweet from custody cells
Twitter is to be used by West Midlands Police later to give an insight into the custody process at a police station.

National Headlines

Argentina demands Falklands talks
Argentina’s president demands the UK negotiate over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, on the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1982 war.

Second Legionnaires’ victim dies
A second man dies after contracting Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh where 41 cases of the illness have been confirmed.

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