Media Watch – May 29

By on 29/05/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

HS2 will help to unlock growth in the eight largest cities outside London (Daily Telegraph) Letter from Sir Albert Bore about the relationship between the High Speed Rail 2 project and the economy.

At last, wheelie bins rolled out on Brum streets (Birmingham Mail) Love them or hate them – wheelie bins were finally rolled out on to the streets of Birmingham yesterday.

Library of Birmingham seeks gardeners for new terraces (BBC) City centre office workers could soon be tending vegetables in their lunch hour at a library.

Warning over deadly vodka being sold in Birmingham off-licences (Birmingham Mail) Counterfeit SELEKT bottles containing high levels of potentially lethal methanol seized from a store in Handsworth.

Regional Headlines

Crete death boyfriend ‘not violent’
A Briton accused of murdering his girlfriend in Crete did not appear to be “a violent or aggressive person”, a court hears.

Contest winner opens rent-free store
A winner of a contest which offered rent-free shops is opening its store in Wolverhampton.

National Headlines

UK confirms long Afghan detentions
British forces are detaining 80 to 90 Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, the defence secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed.

Surgery at end of week ‘more risky’
People having planned surgery at the end of the week are more likely to die than those having operations at the beginning of the week, research suggests.

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