Media watch – May 21

By on 21/05/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories:

Diamond Jubilee celebrations – Joan Durose, head of events at BCC, on WM talking about street party road closure applications and events around the city. Also article in Mail on number of street parties in the region – 60 road closure applications so far in Birmingham

Shutting homes ‘improved’ lives (Birmingham Mail) A study by the University of Birmingham has found that BCC’s closure programme for all its elderly people’s homes, announced in 2004 as part of wider changes to adult care, has improved lives

Goodbye Mike…your time is up (Birmingham Mail) Neil Elkes looks at Mike Whitby’s legacy, the day before he officially bows out as council leader

Chelsea Flower Show (BBC national television) Birmingham City Council’s garden featured on the BBC’s preview show

Help bring evil pub bombers to justice (Sunday Mercury) BCC’s chief executive has emailed all staff to tell them about a petition to re-open the investigation

Second city head goes in 24 hours (Birmingham Mail) Head teacher at Montgomery primary school has ‘taken leave from his role’. This follows the resignation of Castle Vale performing arts college head teacher

Regional Headlines:

Air ambulance fuel cost challenge – the cost of fuel means the Midlands air ambulance is facing a challenging time as it marks its 21st anniversary

10,000 turn out to toast city’s Tolkein – thousands of fans were on the Tolkein trail as they enjoyed Birmingham’s Middle Earth weekend

National Headlines:

Tributes paid to Robin Gibb who died yesterday
UK child care ‘needs an overhaul’
Greek election ‘is vote on euro’

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