Media Watch – June 19 (am)

By on 19/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

National coverage continues re the Khyra Ishaq case. The trial continues today.

Monarch Beach opening listed in The Times

Growing passion for fruit and veg (Birmingham Post) There has never been more help available for people who dig up their colourful borders in favour of producing food – including compost bins and water butts from BCC.

Regional Headlines

Archbishop Tutu addresses Rotary
Anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has given the keynote speech at the Rotary World Peace Symposium in Birmingham.

Firm guilty on boy’s pool injury 
A caravan park operator has been found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of a boy who suffered a “catastrophic brain injury” in its swimming pool. Chad Mole, seven, from Birmingham, was on holiday with his family at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl when he was injured.

Youths sought after train attack 
A £5,000 reward has been offered after vandals threw a concrete slab through the windscreen of a train. British Transport Police (BTP) said they wanted to trace four Asian youths seen running from the scene in Lye, in the Black Country, on 1 June.

National Headlines

Total sacks 900 oil plant workers

MPs pay back £500,000 expenses

Flood protection ‘needs doubling’

Schools ‘too safe’ teachers say

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