Media Watch – May 24

By on 24/05/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Faith and community leaders condemn killing (Birmingham Mail, BBCWM) Birmingham Social Cohesion Forum and Birmingham Faith Round Table have condemned the brutal murder of a soldier in Woolwich. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr John Lines, announced that a book of condolences would be placed in the Council House later today.

Safety fears over illuminated billboards (BBC WM) Discussion of illuminated advertising sites in the region, including three sites on city roads. Safety campaigners quoted. The council responded that these signs meet technical and safety requirements, and generate valuable income at a time of central government cuts to vital services.

Back to the coalface (Birmingham Mail) Cllrs Ian Cruise and Jerry Evans visited an employment and skills training centre in Kings Norton.

Brum’s transport will be among best (Birmingham Mail) Sir Albert Bore has revealed his ambition to make city’s transport system among Europe’s best within a decade.

50,000 hit streets for Pride festival (Birmingham Mail) More than 50,000 revellers are set to hit Birmingham’s streets this weekend for the city’s biggest ever Pride festival.

Regional Headlines

Blue plaque in Bournville honours city suffragette and prominent trade unionist, Julia Varley

Birmingham Architecture Festival this weekend showcases city’s hidden gems

National Headlines

The government defends security services against criticism they missed signs which might have helped prevent the murder of a soldier in London

Both runways were closed at Heathrow Airport this morning after a BA plane made an emergency landing

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