Media Watch – June 5

By on 05/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

New billboards are £1.3m box office bonanza (Birmingham Mail) The first of Birmingham’s money-spinning electronic billboards have been unveiled over Broad Street. Cllr Ian Ward said substantial revenue can be generated from assets in prime locations

City care home bosses call for back-pay on fees (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham care home bosses are demanding a back-dated increase in city council fees after a report highlighted they are being short-changed. A council spokesperson said the authority is meeting with providers and would present a report to cabinet later in the year

Leader’s sports strategy trailed on BBC WM – an announcement is expected later today

WM – Continued coverage of postponed cab drivers’ strike regarding problems at New Street station

Regional Headlines:

Mother and baby post-mortem results (BBC online) A mother and baby son found dead at the weekend died as a result of ‘pressure to the neck’

Mum blew girl’s 124k disability payout on bingo (Birmingham Mail) A mum spent her daughter’s disability payments on internet bingo

National Headlines:

Syrian army retakes town of Qusair – Syrian pro-government forces have regained control of the strategic town of Qusair

Crime victims offered charges review – Victims of crime in England and Wales are being given the right to challenge decisions to halt prosecutions or not press charges

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