Media Watch – June 3 (pm)

By on 03/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Scum evicted (Birmingham Mail) ‘Family from hell’ evicted from council house in Weoley Castle by bailiffs and police after ten years of being a nuisance.

Council moves on derelict garages (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of derelict and empty council-owned garages could be demolished and turned into new housing, playgrounds and allotment under sweeping council proposals. Cllr John Lines welcomes review into proposals.

Appeal for foster carers (Phil Upton, Radio WM) Interview with Jacquie Smith from fostering about need for younger people to volunteer as many foster carers reach retirement age. Foster carer and fostered 18-year-old teenager also interviewed and featured on news bulletin.

Regional Headlines

Five days are left to save LDV (Birmingham Mail) Claims LDV has only five days to save 7,000 jobs after Weststar refuses to inject more cash into the van-maker.

Brown braced for grilling (Birmingham Mail) More on expenses row. Focus on Jacqui Smith’s resignation; defence by Andrew Mitchell over claims put in for children’s travel and Baroness Morris refurbishment of London flat.

BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central: LDV rescue bid falls through, talks are on-going but if no success firm will go into administration on Monday.

BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central: Managers from Stafford Hospital questioned by MPs at public inquiry into more than 400 deaths.

BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central: Coventry MP Bob Ainsworth claims £20,000 expenses, claim was within the spirit and letter of the rules.

BBC Midlands Today: Jacqui Smith talks about decision to quit, says it’s the right thing to do for family and constituents.

ITV Central: Pupils from two schools  ‘one in Sandwell one in Dudley’ tested for TB.

National Headlines

Hazel Blears announces resignation from Government
Rebel Labour MPs circulate letter calling for Gordon Brown to resign
Brown faces calls to resign from Cameron
British man believed to have been beheaded in Mali



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