Media Watch – June 9 (am)

By on 09/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

BCC support line launched / Weststar lining up LDV bid (Birmingham Post, BBC WMM, BRMB, Smooth Radio, BBC Midlands Today) Latest news on LDV following administration suggests Weststar may re-enter frame to bid for parts of business in administration. Meanwhile BCC launches a cross agency taskforce and advice line for workers/those affected. Cllr Summerfield interviewed on various radio/TV.

Two schools closed due to swine flu (Birmingham Post, BBC WM, Midlands Today) Further two schools in Handsworth (St James and Heathfield) close for rest of the week due to sine flu.

Denham clears £32m redevelopment of Edgbaston (Birmingham Post)
Government decides not to order public enquiry into plans to expand Edgbaston. Local objectors suggest they will consider an appeal to High Court.

Councils £2.5bn schools plan will safeguard jobs (Birmingham Post)
Hundreds of jobs will be safeguarded or created as BCC Cabinet pushes ahead with £2.5bn Building Schools for Future plans.

Regional Headlines

Starved girl ‘like Holocaust victim’ (various national newspapers and websites)
Continued coverage of the Khyra Ishaq court case as ambulance workers and pathologists give evidence on physical state of Khyra.

Man sought who helped in arrest of suspect in Edgbaston

‘Vast majority’ of LDV employees will be made redundant says administrators

National Headlines

Lloyds closing all C&G branches
PM looking forward to future after surviving Labour meeting
Air France flight tail section recovered



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