Media Watch – June 25 (am)

By on 25/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Khyra Ishaq trial adjourned (widespread coverage) Ongoing trial adjourned after a juror was taken ill.

Exclusion just delivers children back to the source of their woes (Independent June 25)
In York and Birmingham this week, courtesy of the law courts, yet another two appalling vignettes of ‘family life’ in Britain have been exposed

Councils awarded new flood grants (Birmingham Post, June 25) Birmingham City Council will receive personal flood protection funding for households through new grants announced by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.

Beam milestone (Birmingham Post, June 25) Birmingham City Council’s contract to restore 1 Lancaster Circus has become the location for one of the UK’s largest ever chilled beam installations.

Fireside volunteer nun is honoured with MBE (Irish Post)
Lord and Lady Mayoress visit Sister Sabina Staff, who was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Regional Headlines

M6 reopens following lorry crash
The M6 in Birmingham re-opens following a lorry crash which shut part of the motorway and caused long queues of traffic.

Trinity Mirror plans drastic cuts to Midlands newspapers, claims NUJ
Publisher to close up to eight weekly titles in Midlands and turn Birmingham Post into weekly or biweekly paper, says union.

Contingency plans for NHS staff
The West Midlands NHS has contingency plans in place in anticipation of staff being absent from work with swine flu.

Administrators assess LDV bids
Groups wishing to takeover the collapsed Birmingham van maker LDV had until the end of Wednesday to bid.

National Headlines

UK energy customers ‘overcharged’
Many UK cancer deaths ‘premature’
British man details torture claim
Teenagers ‘lost’ in health system

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