Media Watch – June 8 (am)

By on 08/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Khyra Ishaq trial coverage in The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post,, PA News Wire,, timesonline,

Saxy sound of the flyover (Birmingham Post, 8 June) Article relates to community festival due to take place under Hockley Flyover on Saturday, starring Soweto Kinch. This year the festival is tied in with a campaign to save the Muhammad Ali Centre in Icknield Street.

Police warn taxi drivers (Birmingham Mail, 7 June) Police warn taxi drivers they will be prosecuted if they bring the city to a standstill again. The drivers are protesting at the loss of the taxi contract for Birmingham International Airport and carried out two ‘slow-drives’ in the city centre last week.

Blind Dave to inspire carers (Bham Mail, 7 June) Record breaking marathon runner Blind Dave Heeley is to be special guest at the Adults and Communities Annual Conference at the ICC on 16th June. A range of events take place this week to mark carers week.

Do you fancy cleaning this lot? (Sunday Mercury, 8 June) Council chiefs to crack down on bad tenants article features a series of photo’s showing how some tenants leave their properties vandalised with graffiti, fixtures and fittings torn out and boilers, cookers and fires in a dangerous condition. Cllr Lines quoted.

Regional Headlines

Vanmaker LDV faces administration

Labours slumps to third in region

Three new cases of swine flu confirmed in the West Midlands

National Headlines

Labour slumps to historic defeat in Euro elections - BNP wins two seats in the North

UKIP beats labour into second place

More bodies found from lost jet disaster



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