Media Watch – June 5 (am)

By on 05/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

300 angry taxi drivers cause city traffic chaos (Bham Post, Heart FM, Radio WM) Members of Birmingham and Solihull Taxi Assoc circled roads in the city centre, bringing congestion during the rush hour. Members are unhappy at losing their contract at Birmingham Airport and said they had to come to the city centre to find work.

Council rejects its own ‘hideous’ car park plan/Good sense prevails so far over tinpot monolith (Bham Post, 5 June) The City’s urban design team were asked to come up with a better looking design for the proposed multi-storey car park  next to Millennium Point, after Planning Cttee members were unhappy with the designs proposed.

Starved to death child trial (Bham Post, 5 June) Khrya Ishaq trial adjourned until today due to a computer evidence problem.

Brum Councillors expenses revealed (The Stirrer website) spreadsheet summary of allowances paid to councillors over the last five years.

Labour hang on to Lozells and East Handsworth seat in local by-election
(Radio WM, Heart FM)

Regional Headlines:

Two men jailed over heroin plot

7000 name petition signed by traders against plans to charge shoppers to park in Wednesbury

National Headlines

Darling ‘to remain as Chancellor’ sources say
Tories and Lib Dems in council poll wins
James Purnell resigns as work and pensions secretary

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