Media Watch – June 3

By on 03/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

City’s £9m road upgrades are given go-ahead (Birmingham Mail, Midlands Today) A £9m project to cut traffic congestion in Birmingham city centre will begin this year after Government gave it the green light

Loophole could be used to escape bedroom cash (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council is considering reclassifying spare rooms to help tenants avoid the ‘bedroom tax’. Councillor Cotton quoted

BMX fans are having the ride of their lives (Birmingham Mail) Feature on the BMX track, developed by Birmingham City Council, that is breathing new life into the sport

Retailers steam into Birmingham New Street (Estates Gazette) Talks are underway to let the first seven shops in the new Grand Central development at New Street station. The scheme is being developed by the Gateway Partnership, led by Network Rail and including Birmingham City Council

Architects’ Journal – feature on Birmingham City Centre, including the Big City Plan

Regional Headlines:

Man is arrested after mother and baby found dead (Birmingham Mail, BBC, national newspapers) A man was arrested in Dudley following the discovery of the bodies of a woman and her nine-month baby in Birmingham

Former mayor and council leader dies (BBC online) Former mayor and Walsall council leader Tom Ansell has died in hospital

National Headlines:

Anti-sleaze reforms ‘will go ahead’ – Long-planned reforms will go ahead, Nick Clegg has insisted

Balls ‘to restrict winter fuel cash’ – Ed Balls will pledge to end winter fuel allowances for richer older people

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