Media Watch – March 6

By on 06/03/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Schoolkids’ 700 racist taunts in one year (Birmingham Mail) Primary school pupils as young as four were involved in nearly 700 racist incidents in Birmingham last year.

Four day week proposal for city libraries (Birmingham Mail) The majority of Birmingham’s 39 community libraries will be opening for four days a week from April under plans to save £2.3 million from council budgets. Unlike other cities there will be no library closures.

£15m boost for region (Birmingham Mail) A £15m fund to kickstart growth has been handed to Birmingham City Council chiefs.

There’s a louse in my soup (Birmingham Mail) Consumer correspondent Emma McKinney meets Birmingham City Council’s unsung heroes who keep consumers safe with rigorous testing of food products.

St Pat’s day closes roads for 12 hours (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will bring 12 hours of road closures and diversions on Sunday.

Golfers to start teeing off in park (Birmingham Mail)
Golfers will be scoring a hole in one in a popular Birmingham park (Cannon Hill) after a private company set up an 18-hole mini golf course.

Regional Headlines

Motorway shut after fatal crash
A man dies after a crash on a section of the M42 in the West Midlands, closing the motorway.

Gypsy protesters ordered to leave

Protesters camped outside an illegal Gypsy site in the West Midlands are served with enforcement notice by the council.

National Headlines

Nissan to build new model in UK
Carmaker Nissan is to build a new model at its Sunderland factory, with investment of £125m, which it says will create 2,000 jobs.

Briton Tappin denied bail in US
A Briton extradited to the United States over allegations of arms dealing is denied bail.

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