Media Watch – June 29 (am)

By on 29/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Osborne condemns ‘brutal’ architecture (Birmingham Post, June 29) Birmingham’s new £193million library is the type of landmark needed to put the city on the world’s architectural map, shadow chancellor George Osborne has said.

Rainbow petition to test system (Birmingham Post, June 29) An online petition calling for Birmingham City Council to drop the noise abatement order against The Rainbow pub is set to be the first major test of the authority’s newly-introduced system.

TAK! open up art to online community (Birmingham Post, June 29) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s project to put its world-class pre-Raphaelite collection online has gone live with the help of local design agency TAK! Click here to view the collection

Nation salutes its heroes on the first Armed Forces Day (Sunday Telegraph) In Birmingham an estimated 1,000 veterans marched through the city’s Centenary Square as part of the festivities. Earlier in the day, military flag bearers were joined by Lord Mayor, Cllr Michael Wilkes, in a sombre ceremony to add the names of three Birmingham soldiers killed in action to a Book of Remembrance.

Regional Headlines

Coach station on time, insists National Express (Birmingham Post, June 29) National Express has promised the new Digbeth Coach Station will open as planned in November – despite speculation surrounding contractors Ashford Construction.

Research loan ‘essential’ for JLR to survive crunch (Birmingham Post, June 29) A deal on crucial research and development money for Jaguar Landrover needs to be done by the end of the summer – or the firm could suffer the same fate as MG Rover.

Lightning strike boy ‘under tree’  (BBC)
Six teenagers taken to hospital after a lightning strike were thought to be sheltering under a tree after a storm broke out while they played cricket. A 17-year-old boy is in a critical but stable condition after the lightning struck at Small Heath Park in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.

Black Country church leader named  (BBC)
The Reverend Christopher Sims, vicar of Holy Cross Parish in Shrewsbury, is to become the new Archdeacon of Walsall.

National Headlines

Iran frees five from UK embassy

Teens still fear knife crime

Loyalists’ weapons move confirmed

Doctors condemn ‘commercial’ NHS

‘Too few trained police’ for G20

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