Media watch – March 2, 2011

By on 02/03/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Be Active to continue (BBC WM) Extensive coverage of the announcement that £2.5 million has been earmarked by the NHS and Birmingham City Council to extend the Be Active scheme.

Birmingham City Council agrees budget cut of £212m (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has agreed to save £212m in the next financial year leading to the loss of 2,450 jobs.

‘Be realistic on school places’ (Birmingham Mail) Parents left disappointed after their children missed out on their first choice secondary school have been branded ‘unrealistic’ by Birmingham’s head of admissions. Plus positive editorial piece

Seeing red over new blue lights (Birmingham Mail) Attempts to brighten up a 1960s council tower blockhave incurred the wrath of residents

Fury over Tesco plan ‘threats’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham planners who rejected plans for a Tesco store are being threatened with legal action
Regional Headlines:
City moving into fast lane (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is standing on the brink of becoming one of Europe’s global transport hubs, says Transport Secretary Philip Hammond.

Hundreds of jobs to go at council (BBC online ) Sandwell council has frozen council tax but cut jobs to cope with budget reduction

National Headlines:

Gaddafi loyalists advance towards east of country

Cannabis raises psychosis risk, according to a report

A Pakistan government minister has been shot dead in Islamabad

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