Media watch – June 8

By on 08/06/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Hotel boosts city’s £150m Beorma plan (Birmingham Mail) Work is set to begin on a £150 million scheme set to transform Digbeth after the developers signed up a new hotel for the site

Domestic abuse set to rise in the Euros (Birmingham Mail) A city charity has warned that domestic violence is likely to increase as the European Championships start today. Cllr James McKay quoted

Euro football games a turn-off for council (Birmingham Mail) Euro 2012 football matches will not be shown on the big screen in Victoria Square. A council spokesman said they had not been shown during the World Cup two years ago either, that public safety was paramount and that there was no demand for matches to be shown

Regional Headlines:

Man and woman killed in shooting in Walsall (BBC online) Two people have died during a shooting at a house in Walsall

Riot six jailed for police shots (BBC online and Birmingham Mail) Rioters who ambushed police have been jailed for a total of 124 years

Tributes to man who brought Ali to Brum (Birmingham Mail) A former Birmingham politician (James Hunte) who lured Muhammad Ali to the city has died.

National Headlines:

Hague leads UK ministers in Euro 2012 boycott

Winsor tipped for top police role

Warnings as UK hit by 60mph winds

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