Media Watch – June 8 (pm)

By on 08/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Help for carers (BBC WM Ed Doolan June 8) Bobby Duggan from the Carers Centre interviewed about Carers Week, the Carers Emergency Response Service and the AC conference.

Station work set to start (Birmingham Mail June 8) Network Rail advertising contracts worth up to £29m for works on New Street re-development site.

Lessons have green edge (Birmingham Mail June 8) 50 city schools have been linking lessons to the environment as part of national Green Day. Cllr Paul Tilsley quoted.

Brum is up to the green challenge (Birmingham Mail June 8) Birmingham has met its ‘Citizens Challenge’, to reduce carbon emissions by 100, 000 tonnes. Cllrs Tilsley and Gregory quoted.

Planners block beauty spot bid (Birmingham Mail June 8) BCC planning committee reject Severn Trent’s bid to run a half mile road through Chinn Brook recreation ground in Billesley. Cllr Mike Sharpe & Cllr Paula Smith quoted.

5,000 make a noise for Digbeth (The Stirrer) More than 5,000 people have signed a Facebook petition protesting against noise abatement threat to Digbeth’s Rainbow pub.

Regional Headlines

LDV files for administration, 850 staff lose their jobs.

Khyra Ishaq trial hears paramedic testify that she was so emaciated they had no idea how to treat her & that staff were struck by the lack of emotion from the parents.

Police helicopter set on fire on runway at Birmingham International airport.

National Headlines

Four leaders of the Real IRA have been found liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing in a landmark civil case brought by the families of those killed.

Environment minister Jane Kennedy quits Government after deciding she could no longer support Brown as leader.

Lbour MP Frank Field says party cannot win with Brown as leader.

Mainstream political parties round on the BNP after its breakthrough in the European elections.

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