Media Watch – May 20

By on 20/05/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

No celebrations from the balcony if Villa win cup (Birmingham Mail) If Villa wins the FA cup the Council House balcony will not be used as part of any celebrations as it is no longer safe

He’s Prince Shah-ming in Kuwait (Birmingham Mail) Article on out-going Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique Shah

When green turns into gold (Birmingham Mail) Feature on Birmingham City Council’s award-winning display at Chelsea Flower Show. The display won a gold medal and the Diamond Jubilee Award for best exhibit in the Grand Pavillion

Sporty parents and kids can have a hol lot of free fun in city’s parks (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council will be hosting sports events as part of the physical activity programme ParkLives

Council leader and wife set on collision course (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Victoria Quinn has challenged the city council cabinet’s decision to give £155,000 funding to a Broad Street business group. Cllr Quinn and Sir Albert Bore quoted

Birmingham business people welcome combined authority (, BBC online) Birmingham’s Chambers of Commerce have welcomed Coventry City Council’s decision to move a step closer to joining a combined authority

Regional Headlines:

‘Spiteful’ cleaner poisoned sandwich – A cleaner admitted secretly spraying a colleague’s sandwiches with chemicals following an argument

Yobs destroy Dudley children’s park designs – Volunteers who maintain Priory Park in Dudley have been left heartbroken after tiles were smashed and thrown around by heartless yobs

National Headlines:

Profits rise at Marks and Spencer – High Street retail giant Marks and Spencer reports a rise in full-year profits

Boat rescued as migrants deal reached – People on a boat that went missing off the coast of Thailand last week are rescued near Indonesia


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