Media Watch – June 19

By on 19/06/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Muhammad Ali centre: Cooking school plan for Birmingham (BBC) A community centre in Birmingham could reopen as a Caribbean catering academy under a £1.8m scheme.

Fifty years of independent Jamaica marked in Birmingham (BBC, ITV Central) Stories from people who came to the UK from Jamaica in the 1950s and 60s are forming a new exhibition in Birmingham. The display, at the city’s Museum and Art gallery, features exhibits about the country’s history as part of the 50 years of Jamaican Independence events.

Birmingham group becomes first designated neighbourhood forum (Planning) A local group in Birmingham (The Balsall Heath Forum) has become the first in England to be formally designated as a neighbourhood forum with responsibility for producing a statutory neighbourhood plan.

Birmingham and Manchester team up for growth (Planning and Regeneration) Birmingham and Manchester city councils have pledge to work together in the interests of economic growth.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham Balti seeks EU status
Curry houses are applying for the Birmingham Balti to be given protected status by the European Commission.

Firm agrees to reduce waste pile
A firm responsible for a pile of rubbish that has towered over homes in the West Midlands agrees to cut the height of the waste.

National Headlines

Aung San Suu Kyi begins UK visit
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is beginning a visit to the UK during which she will address both Houses of Parliament.

Number 10 orders childcare review
A review of childcare is launched as an independent review calls for the nursery workforce to be strengthened.

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