Media Watch – March 18

By on 18/03/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

80,000 party for St Patrick (Birmingham Mail) More than 80,000 people came to Digbeth to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, according organisers. Lord Mayor John Lines quoted

Survey on bins – but we’d like to know your sexuality (Birmingham Mail) A standard demographic survey has been included at the end of the wheelie bin questionnaire, with the option not to answer

First new park in 130 years (Birmingham Mail and Daily Telegraph) The first event has taken place at Eastside City Park

School plan to weather baby boom (Birmingham Mail) Five new secondary schools could be built to cope with Birmingham’s baby boom

Hezza urges PM to hand over £70bn (Financial Times, Birmingham Mail, BBC Sunday Politics, BBC Online and BBC WM) Lord Heseltine has urged the Government to hand over a share of £70bn to Birmingham and the wider region, as he launched the Greater Birmingham Project. Sir Albert Bore quoted and interviewed on BBC.

Councillors query Francis proposals (Local Government Chronicle) Councillors – including Steve Bedser – have raised concerns about recommendations in a report into failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham landlord finds just 6% of tenants will downsize (Inside Housing) A survey of residents by a Birmingham-based housing association has found that only six per cent intend to move as a result of the ‘bedroom tax’. John Cotton quoted

Regional Headlines:

Telly helps make Brum smarter (Birmingham Mail) Brummies are top of the tree when it comes to absorbing educational shows, a new survey has revealed

The year Beeching swung axe to end golden age of railways (Birmingham Mail) Feature on the Beeching Report, 50 years on

National Headlines:

Press regulation deal ‘struck’ – A deal has been struck between the three main political parties on measures to regulate the press

Cyprus MPs in bailout crisis session – Cyprus’ parliament will hold an emergency session on a bailout deal

Father and son killed in Alps named – A father and son found dead in the French Alps while hiking have been named

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