Media Watch – March 7

By on 07/03/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Cllr Timothy Huxtable interviewed by BBC R4 The World Tonight on Birmingham City Council’s support of small businesses.

Rise of racist tots (Daily Star) Schoolkids as young as four have been involved in 700 racist incidents in playgrounds in just one year.

School’s staff on strike over naughty pupils (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) Staff at Castle Vale Performing Arts College are striking today amid claims of poor management and bad behaviour among pupils.

‘Buy Brum’ urges mayoral hopeful (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham mayoral hopeful (Sion Simon) is promising to create 30,000 new jobs, build at least 20,000 houses and instigate a new ‘Buy Brummie’ campaign.

50,000 visit Hoard in U.S. (The Sentinel) More than 50,000 visitors flocked to the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition in America.

Stations to be joined by new pedestrian link (Birmingham Mail) One of Birmingham’s leading architects has been appointed to design a new link between New St and Moor St railway stations and the future high-speed rail hub.

Barriers plan to keep out travellers (Birmingham Mail) Work has started on measures to stop travellers and caravans setting up camps at a city park (Curtis Gardens, Acocks Green)

Councils to take up Green Deal (Building News) Local authorities, including Birmingham City Council, are set to invest billions in greening their housing stock under the flagship green deal programme.

Final piece of Birmingham regeneration jigsaw in place (West Midlands Housing News) The transformation of one of Birmingham’s largest housing estates is nearing completion with the opening of the Pype Hayes site of Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust’s Ridgeway development.

Regional Headlines

Two arrested after man found dead
A murder investigation is launched after a man is found dead at a house in the West Midlands.

New Jaguar to be made in Midlands
Jaguar Land Rover confirms its latest model will be made in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

Six soldiers missing in Helmand
Six soldiers are missing, believed killed, in southern Afghanistan after their vehicle exploded, the Ministry of Defence says.

Force charged over PC’s shooting
The Health and Safety Executive is prosecuting Greater Manchester Police over the case of a police officer fatally shot during a training exercise.

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