Media Watch – May 13

By on 13/05/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Chelsea Flower Show (Your Knightsbridge) Birmingham City Council and the Royal British Legion have teamed up for the Chelsea Flower Show with an exhibit marking the centenary of the first world war

Anger at pile of waste left by travellers (Birmingham Mail) A group of travellers has left a pile of rubbish after setting up camp in a Birmingham field. A council spokesperson said if the rubbish is on public land it will be removed
Regional Headlines:

Middle East billions could sheikh up Villa - Coverage of plans to sell Aston Villa FC

TV glass attack prisoner detained – A serving prisoner who used glass from a broken TV set to carry out an assault on HMP Birmingham staff is detained indefinitely

Midland university rises in rankings of UK's best - Warwick is now the leading university in the West Midlands, according to a new study

National Headlines:

US planes search for Nigerian girls – The US reveals it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram

Top scientist: Pfizer bid 'flimsy' – Pfizer’s commitments to maintain research and jobs should it take over AstraZeneca have been dismissed as “vague”

Labour ward 'not for regular births' – Women having a straightforward pregnancy “should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit”, official advice for England and Wales says

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