Media Watch – March 9

By on 09/03/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Gem quarter heritage bid under threat (Birmingham Mail)
The city's Conservation and Heritage Panel has said that proposals from the council to relocate members of the Jewellery Quarter regeneration team to the city centre could harm a bid to gain World Heritage Site status for the area. Cllr Neville Summerfield is quoted as saying the council is fully committed to the Quarter.

Film beamed on buildings (Birmingham Mail, BBC Radio WM)
A Unison protest film showing how public sector cuts could impact upon the people of Birmingham is to be beamed onto major city centre buildings today including New Street Station and the Central Library.

MP calls for Khrya chiefs to resign (Birmingham Mail)
Hall Green MP Steve McCabe has joined a call from Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood for Cllr Les Lawrence and Tony Howell to resign as a result of the death of Khyra Ishaq.

60 places still open at city OAP village (Birmingham Mail)
Birmingham's first retirement village at New Oscott still has spaces available for residents ahead of its opening at the end of the month - prompting a campaign to fill the vacancies.

Regional Headlines

New Midlands-built Jaguar XJ receives glowing reviews from motoring journalists (BBC Radio WM, Birmingham Mail).

PCS union strike carries on into a second day, affecting public services across the region (BBC Radio WM).

Lord Digby Jones has said that he fears for the future of Cadbury's Bournville factory (Birmingham Mail).

National Headlines

Every dog owner in the UK would have to take out insurance under government proposals to crack down on dangerous breeds.

Ex-US President George W Bush asks David Cameron to try to get the UUP to back devolution of justice and policing.

Retail sales bounced back in February after a tough January on the High Street, figures from the British Retail Consortium has revealed.

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