Media Watch – June 25 (pm)

By on 25/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Thousands of empty properties brought back into use (BBC Midlands Today) BCC been congratulated by government for bringing down number of empty properties in the region. Also interviews Justice Not Crisis, who say Council could do more.

Popular music venue could be forced to close (BBC Midlands Today) Interview with Kent Davies, Landlord of the Rainbow pub in Digbeth. Cllr Martin Mullaney interviewed saying that pub holds open air events until 4am and needs to turn the volume down. UB40 member Brian Travers is supporting the Rainbow’s campaign to raise £30,000 for soundproofing.

Widow forced from her home (Birmingham Mail) Widow of Calthorpe School caretaker being evicted today from home on school grounds. BCC says the house goes with the job and widow has turned down 3 offers of alternative housing.

How to be a domestic goddess - Tudor Style (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of the Tudor themed ‘Ladyes Night’ planned for Blakesley Hall in Yardley.

Letters (Birmingham Mail) Subjects include; proposed eviction of Quinney siblings in Sheldon, Digbeth noise row, and Brandwood End Cemetery.

Brum secures BMX event (Birmingham Mail) British Cycling and BCC to host UCI BMX World championships in 2012.

Priory is a jewel in Brum’s crown (Birmingham Mail) Opinion piece on the future of the Edgbaston Priory tennis club, mentions Leader Mike Whitby.

Regional Headlines

The Khyra Ishaq trial has been adjourned after a juror was taken ill. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court was expected to hear the start of the defence case, but was sent home until Monday by Mr Justice Roderick Evans.

Redditch MP Jacqui Smith admits she was humiliated by her husband’s claim for pay per view porn films.

Sarah Jane Marsh confirmed as new Chief Exec of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

National Headlines

Government has admitted that parts of Britain now have so many cases of swine flu that they have given up trying to prevent it from spreading.

David Cameron claims that a Tory government would scrap stop and search powers as part of a rolling back of Labour’s ‘control state’.

Woolworths resurrected as online retailer.

Air France claim search crews in the mid-Atlantic have retrieved the bodies of the chief pilot of Flight 447 and a flight attendant.

The trial of child killer Peter Tobin for abducting and murdering a teenager 18 years ago was adjourned today after he was taken ill.



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