Media Watch – June 26

By on 26/06/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

London 2012: Olympic training camps spread Games fever across the UK (Guardian) Delegations were encouraged to base their pre-Games practice outside London, with Birmingham bagging USA and Jamaica. Birmingham City Council’s Assistant Director for Sport and Events, Steve Hollingworth, quoted.

First meeting on new-style council (Birmingham Mail) The first meeting of a new look Birmingham City Council committee has been held. Edgbaston District Committee was the first to be held at the Council House during the day.

‘Bedroom tax’ fear on benefit change (Birmingham Mail, menafn.com) Families set to lose up to £70 a month in housing benefit due to a new ‘bedroom tax’ are to be given extra help from Birmingham City Council and housing associations. Cllr John Cotton quoted.

Birmingham council backs Aston, Newtown and Lozells regeneration (BBC) Plans to regenerate part of Birmingham and create up to 5,000 jobs have been approved by the city council’s cabinet.

Strike a pose…with Brum’s wicker Bolt (Birmingham Mail) A full-size wicker likeness of sprint king Usain Bolt has been unveiled ahead of the great man’s arrival in Birmingham.

Fear Uni move will hit trade (Birmingham Mail) A senior city councillor (Cllr Waseem Zaffer) has hit out at a university’s plans to desert one of Birmingham’s most deprived neighbourhoods.

Student bar ‘will disturb sick children’ (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a student bar open until 4am just yards from a ward treating young cancer patients have sparked objections from health chiefs.

Flying the flag for the forces (Birmingham Mail) Brave servicemen and women were honoured in a special in a special ceremony to mark preparations for Armed Forces Day in Birmingham this weekend.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham Airport takes growth campaign to Government A campaign to bring millions of new passengers to Birmingham Airport has taken its message to the heart of Government , as airport chief executive Paul Kehoe spoke at a Commons reception.

Funeral for jazz legend Hamilton
A funeral for renowned jazz musician Andy Hamilton is due to take place later, followed by a celebration of his life and music.

New fire station site identified
A site is identified for a proposed new fire station serving Cradley Heath and Halesowen.

National Headlines

NHS trust faces being dissolved
An NHS hospital trust with debts of £69m is formally warned it could be declared bust and dissolved – the first move of its kind in the health service.

MI5 issues cyber-attacks warning
MI5 is working to counter “astonishing” levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry, the organisation’s chief says in his first public speech for two years.

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