Media Watch – June 9 (pm)

By on 09/06/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

LDV administrators are optimistic that buyer can be found. (BBC Midlands Today & Central News) First meeting of special taskforce to help workers has been set up. Cllr Summerfield, Chair, interviewed.

Swine Flu hits two more city schools (Birmingham Mail) Heathfield Primary and St. James Primary, both in Handsworth, close. BCC say closure result of sickness and staffing levels. Number absent unconfirmed.

Piece of art given the ok (Birmingham Mail) 12 ft sculpture honouring Matthew Boulton planned for Soho Hill in Handsworth approved. Cllrs Ward & Beauchamp quoted.

Regional Headlines

BBC Question Time seeks Birmingham audience for this week’s programme following change of venue. Call 01299 829299 for details.

Alleged paedophile priest Father James Robinson facing extradition from America.

National Headlines

Flight 447 plane wreckage recovered from Atlantic.

Setanta sports expected to call in administrators today.

Female nursery worker in Plymouth arrested on suspicion of distributing child porn images.

Germany’s Arcandor, which owns 52% of Thomas Cook, has filed for
bankruptcy protection after the German government rejected a request for loan guarantees.

Increasing interest from new buyers plus a shortage of properties for sale is helping to stabilise house prices, according to the latest housing market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

Sir Alan Sugar is to step down from any day-to-day involvement in his businesses in an attempt to diffuse an escalating row over his appointment as the Government’s ‘Enterprise Tsar’.



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