Media Watch – June 21

By on 21/06/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Jobs help for city criminals (Birmingham Mail) Thirty of Birmingham’s most violent criminals are to be controversially helped to find work by the city council.

Council drops red route plan (Birmingham Mail) Moves to introduce more zero-tolerance parking bans on Birmingham’s main roads have been dropped.

Continued coverage of CCTV story including: A Muslim community, scrutinised (Guardian comment piece) A scheme to spy on Muslim neighbourhoods in Birmingham is worse than misguided, it’s positively harmful

£4k fine over mouse waste (Birmingham Mail) Owners of a Birmingham shop that was found covered in mouse droppings and with food that had been gnawed by mice have been fined thousands of pounds after admitting a string of hygiene offences.

Flying with falcons (Birmingham Mail) Visitors to Blakesley Hall were flying high with delight after enjoying a day of falconry.

Brum gets tough on lap dance bars (Birmingham Mail) Residents and business are being given increased powers to object to lap dancing bars and strip clubs on their doorsteps under new powers adopted by Birmingham licensing chiefs.

Wait for City of Culture decision (Sunday Times) Article looks at the four finalists, labelling Birmingham the frontrunner.

Now you pay for a ‘try on a burkha’ art show (Daily Express) An art exhibition (Heard Not Seen at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) funded by the taxpayer (Arts Council England) which invites visitors to have a photo taken in a burkha has been branded a ‘patronising waste of money’.

Regional Headlines

College lecturers in Birmingham go on strike
College lecturers across Birmingham have gone on strike in protest at planned job cuts.

Birmingham site remains closed after shooting
A site where four people were shot at an urban music event is still closed a week after the incident.

Public health event hosted by Wolves
A Premier League football club has hosted a public screening event to help identify life-threatening heart problems in young people.

National Headlines

Widespread coverage of the World Cup.

Emergency Budget set to include council tax freeze
A council tax freeze was in the Tory election manifesto The government is to press ahead with its plans to freeze council tax in England next year despite the budget deficit, the BBC understands.

‘£7,000 is crunch point’ for university fees
A record number of youngsters now expect university places Increasing tuition fees to £7,000 per year would mean a sharp drop in young people wanting to go to university, says a survey.

Napo calls for end to ‘pointless’ short jail terms
Short prison sentences serve no purpose and should be scrapped, according to the Howard League and the probation officers’ union, Napo.

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