Media Watch – June 23 (pm)

By on 23/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

£9.5m boost for deprived city areas (Birmingham Mail) Aston to benefit from government investment to pay for start up business facilities, activities for young people and English language lessons.

180 jobs to go at care homes (Birmingham Mail) Repeat of Birmingham Post story.

Brum’s taste for local fare (Birmingham Mail) Continued coverage of the International Food Fair, polling shoppers in Birmingham for their views on home grown produce.

Pupils on the road to boosting safety (Birmingham Mail) Pupils at Kings Norton Boys School have been working in conjunction with BCC to improve traffic calming measures in the area.

SOS to protect our heritage (Birmingham Mail) Local authority responses to English Heritage questionnaire on conservation areas. Barnsley road/ Hagley Road area in Birmingham deemed to be most at risk in the region.

Support for armed services flies high (Birmingham Mail) A specially commissioned flag was hoisted in front of the council house to mark forthcoming Armed Forces Day. Lord Mayor quoted.

Children’s condom credit card scheme (Birmingham Mail) BCC with Brook Advisory, is backing C-Card scheme, enabling children as young as 12 to collect free condoms from a range of outlets in a bid to curb teenage pregnancy. Cllr Deidre Alden quoted.

Carers searching for more support (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of last week’s Adults & Communities conference at the ICC. Strategic Director Peter Hay and Cllr Sue Anderson quoted.

The comeback kids (The Stirrer, 23/ 06/ 09) “Two councillors from opposing sides of the political spectrum are making an unexpected return to politicsâ€Â, Labour’s Zoe Hopkins in Shard End and Karen Bissell, a Conservative in Great Barr.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham and Coventry announced as pilot area for electric car technology.

Chief Supt David Jones appointed head of Central Motorway Police Group.

20 staff face redundancy at Kerrang radio.

National Headlines

John Bercow promises he would not claim second home allowances while serving in his new post as Speaker.

BNP could face legal injunction from Equality and Human Rights Commission over ‘potential breaches’ of Race Relations Act regarding its membership policy.

Leader of House Harriet Harman to make statement on cleaning up politics.

Iran elections: Ahmadinejad to be sworn in as president by August.

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