Media Watch – June 16 (am)

By on 16/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council knew two years ago library was not falling apart (Birmingham Post 16 June) The article claims “moves to demolish Bham Central Library could be in doubt after independent experts dismissed claims that the building is structurally unsound.” A BCC spokeswoman was paraphrased saying; the council had never suggested the building was unsound.

BBC Radio WM, Breakfast News:  Nine schools in Birmingham now closed due to the H1N1 virus. A parent from Welford said, “its a shame the virus was not identified at the school earlier.”

Swine flu closes first city secondary school (Birmingham Post 16 June) Holte School in Lozells now closed, until next Monday, except for exam candidates.

BBC Radio WM, Breakfast News: Two teenagers in hospital, shot in the leg, last night in Albert Rd, Aston.

Continued national coverage about the Khyra Ishaq case. The trial continues today.

Regional Headlines

Digital survey epic scope (Birmingham Post 16 June) Lord Carter’s Digital Britain report is due out today. Many industries will be watching the report closely. The report will go to the heart of how people communicate in modern Britain. Lord Carter comes to Birmingham tomorrow for the regional launch of the report.

Delight for Honours winners (Birmingham Post 16 June) The list includes former BCC councillor, Jane Slowey, who now works with disadvantaged young people, as chief exec at Foyer Federation.

National Headlines

100,000 Iranians defy ban on protest rallies

Fresh controversy over MP’s finances expected.

Scots must have power to set taxes



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