Media Watch – June 22 (pm)

By on 22/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

GR-ASBO! (Birmingham Mail, 22 June)
Motorists in Bartley Green could be given anti-social behaviour order as part of the effort to halt the problem of cars being parked on grass verges in Edgbaston Constituency. Cllrs John Lines and Deirdre Alden both quoted.

Families hungry for local produce (Birmingham Mail, 22 June)
Coverage of the first Birmingham International Food Fair, complete with pictures.

Rotary Convention (BBC Radio WM)
Council Leader Mike Whitby interviewed on the Ed Doolan Show. Reference made to the official gift handed over by Cllr Whitby during yesterday’s proceedings.

We can rid world of polio, says UN chief (Birmingham Mail, 22 June)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke in praise of Birmingham when he addressed delegates at the Rotary Convention in Birmingham at the weekend. Cllr Whitby also quoted.

Coach faces porn charge (Birmingham Mail, 22 June)
More coverage of the court case against Christopher Lumb, former head coach at the city’s Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre.

Move to expand cabinet (Birmingham Mail, 22 June)
More coverage of scrutiny meeting in which it was suggested that the council lobby Government to allow BCC to expand number of Cabinet members.

Regional Headlines

‘Road-rage’ killer Tracie Andrews has requested that she be given a new identity when she is release from jail (Birmingham Mail).

Swine flu cases in the West Midlands have passed the 1,000 mark (Birmingham Mail).

A £6m revamp of a Walsall school, that gained national publicity four years ago when pupils produced a DVD highlighting its plight, has been completed (BBC Midlands Today).

A Wolverhampton school is using its own allotment to produce some of the food that is set to be consumed at this year’s Taste of Birmingham event (BBC Midlands Today).

National Headlines

All 10 MPs hoping to be the next Speaker pass the first hurdle of getting enough backers to enter the official contest at 2.30pm.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threaten a strong crackdown on any new street protests against presidential election results.

The UK’s Conservative MEPs have formed a new ‘anti-federalist’ European Parliament bloc.



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