Media Watch – June 20

By on 20/06/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

London 2012: Usain Bolt at centre of floral display (BBC) A wicker figure of the world’s fastest man is to be unveiled in a floral display in Birmingham.

New jobs and growth plan (Birmingham Mail) A new manufacturing business park is at the heart of a major regeneration plan which could create an estimated 5,000 jobs in one of Birmingham’s most deprived areas (Aston).

Centro replaces trees lost during building of Birmingham’s metro extension (Birmingham Mail) Transport authority Centro has agreed to pay £6,698 to compensate for trees lost during the construction of the new £125 million Midland Metro extension which began last week. The money has been given to Birmingham City Council to provide an equal number of new trees to be planted in the city centre.

Construction on next phase of Central Park underway (Property Investor News) The next phase of construction has started on the ark Central residential development in Birmingham city centre.

Regional Headlines

Bridgnorth murder victim named
Police name the the man whose body was found in a flat and continue to question three suspects from the West Midlands.

Funding cut for Dell Meadow community centre in Druids Heath
A centre providing support for carers in Birmingham is facing the threat of closure after its funding was axed.

National Headlines

Assange seeking Ecuador asylum
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador’s London embassy as he fights extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.

Progress in missing mother search
Police uncover “areas of interest” in the investigation into the disappearance of a Coventry mother last seen 21 years ago.

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