Media Watch – June 15 (pm)

By on 15/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Live music venues fighting to survive (Birmingham Mail) Paper poses the question is live music dead in city centre pubs in wake of the Rainbow pub in Digbeth being served a noise abatement order. Lists other city centre pubs that have had similar restrictions in past. BCC spokesperson quoted.

We can rescue our Ali centre (Birmingham Mail) Article says Dojo Community Project remains optimistic over its rescue plan to save Muhammed Ali Community Centre from demolition. Cllr Martin Mullaney quoted.

Relatives miss out on caring benefits (Birmingham Mail) Claims up to 30,000 carers in Birmingham missing out on benefits and support because they do not see themselves as carers. Head of Adults and Communities Peter Hay quoted appealing for hidden carers to come forward.

School camp close to home (Birmingham Mail) Pupils at Cromwell Primary School in Nechells get a taste of residential break by camping on school grounds. Arranged in response to reluctance by parents to let their children go away on school trips.

Village offers fresh outlook (Birmingham Mail) Report on Birmingham’s £37 million first retirement village nearing completion with roof-topping ceremony at New Oscott Village. Cllr John Lines quoted and pictured.

Regional Headlines

BBC WM: 40 expressions of interest in buying LDV out of administration, including one from Staffordshire mobile phone billionaire John Caudwell.

BBC WM: Hundreds of jobs lost following collapse of Dairy Farmers of Britain.

ITV Central: Derbyshire Police have first gang amnesty after 15-year-old boy shot dead over the weekend.

National Headlines

Gordon Brown to announce plans for inquiry into Iraq war
First European to die of swine flu named as Jacqueline Fleming from Glasgow
UK to cover slow from 2010
Men warned of greater cancer risk



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