Media Watch – June 4 (am)

By on 04/06/2009 in Media Watch

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Khyra Ishaq trial (The Times,The Guardian, PA News Wire, Channel4.com/news, ITN.co.uk 4 June) Trial of couple accused of murder of Khrya in May last year, got underway as Jury were sworn in yesterday.

Rep to close while library built/Rep’s interregnum creates irresistible opportunity (Bham Post, 4 June) Confirmation that the Rep Theatre will close for almost two years whilst the new Library of Birmingham is being built. Comment suggests this could be the opportunity for an imaginative director to use different venues for differing productions.

Swine Flu (coverage continues nationally and locally) 13 new cases linked to Welford Primary School

Skills idea to halt gang culture (Bham Post, 4 June) Cllr Les Lawrence, speaking at a meeting of the council’s Reducing Gang Violence inquiry, said that young people had too much time on their handed, and needed more activities in the evenings, weekends and holidays to divert them gang activity. He said there was a need to engage with the community to a greater extent and draw together aspects of education, work and training.

Regional Headlines

Girl death accused admits cruelty charge (Khyra Ishaq case)

Network Rail criticised over ‘unsatisfactory’ delays on West Coast Main Line which serves Birmingham

Health Agency confirms TB case

Sandwell imposes single status deal (The Stirrer website)

National Headlines

UK votes in MEP and council polls
Barack Obama set for keynote Egypt speeah
Brazil navy arrives in ocean zone; scene of Air France disaster
Interest rates set to remain held

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