Media Watch – June 7

By on 07/06/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Anger at home alone teen (Birmingham Mail) A teenage tenant who was given a Birmingham council house at the age of just 15 has been branded a nightmare neighbour by angry residents.

Birmingham’s ambitious carbon cutting plan remains on track (BBC Radio WM) Birmingham's ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions remain firmly on track after it was announced that 120,745 tonnes of CO2 were saved in the 2009/10 financial year. Jeremy Shields interviewed. This was also previewed over the weekend.

Could the boy from Latvia follow in Rattle’s footsteps? (Observer) Charismatic young conductor Andris Nelsons is a talent in global demand. He talks about growing up in Riga, Simon Rattle’s legacy and Birmingham’s bid for City of Culture 2013.

City lands coveted sports awards ceremony (PA Newswire and a number of regional titles) Following last month's announcement that the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards are returning to Birmingham, the city has attracted another major sporting awards ceremony.

Military in support of Brum’s bid (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s bid to become the UK City of Culture has won the seal of approval from the military.

City of Culture feature (Chamberlink) Chairman of Birmingham Cultural Partnership outlining the city’s bid to become the UK City of Culture.

Chip shop riddled with dead insects (Birmingham Mail) A chip shop owner has been fined £6,000 after admitting selling food in a takeaway riddled with dirt, mouse droppings and dead cockroaches.

Sharapova backs parks tennis in Birmingham (BBC WM) Maria Sharapova was the guest of honour at the unveiling of a tennis mural in Birmingham's Cotteridge Park on Saturday.

Council is rapped by union in row  (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s row with thousands of workers over job cuts and equality payments has left relations between leaders and trades unions ‘the worst in the country’.

Climate festival after your bras (Birmingham Mail) Women visiting the Birmingham Climate Change Festival invited to handover unwanted underwear.`

Regional Headlines

Birmingham house fire treated as deliberate
A fire which badly damaged a house in Birmingham is being treated as arson.

Witness plea over Kings Norton station attack
A man had to go to hospital with a neck wound after an incident at a Birmingham railway station.

Tissue ‘growth’ technique starts at Good Hope Hospital
A treatment allowing people to “regrow” damaged knee tissue is being pioneered in Birmingham.

National Headlines

David Cameron to deliver warning on UK’s budget deficit
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to deliver a stark warning about the action needed to tackle Britain’s budget deficit and public debt.

Bhopal trial: Eight found guilty of India gas leak 
A court in the Indian city of Bhopal has convicted eight people over the gas plant leak that killed thousands of people more than 25 years ago.
Fox ‘mauls’ sleeping baby twin girls in London home
Nine-month-old twin girls are seriously ill in hospital after apparently being mauled by a fox as they slept in their cots in east London.

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