Media Watch – May 31

By on 31/05/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

6,000 jobs plan at ex-LDV site (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) The former home of van maker LDV and train maker Alston could be creating jobs for up to 6,000 as early as next year, city bosses have pledged.

Lovely Jubilee! City in mood for a party (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is set for a joyous Jubilee – with more street parties planned than almost anywhere else in the country.

Queensway needs to be cleansway again (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham road tunnel named in honour of the Queen should be given a clean-up ready for her Diamond Jubilee visit to the city next month, a patriot campaigner has claimed.

Masterchef’s class for carers Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham-born Masterchef finalist has hit on the right recipe to help needy children with a cooking masterclass for foster carers.

Library at heart of an alternative vision of Paradise (Birmingham Post) Campaigners hoping to save Birmingham’s Central Library building from the bulldozers have drawn up plans for its inclusion in the regeneration of Paradise Circus.

Sainsbury’s plan for Selly Oak could hit planning problems (Birmingham Post) The long-awaited plans for a new major Sainsbury’s store and canalside development in Selly Oak go before the council’s planning committee for the first time next week when concerns over a missing high-technology industrial park will be raised.

MG scheme encourages people to buy local (Bromsgrove Standard) Birmingham City Council became the first employer to sign up to MG Motor UK’s Privileged Members’ Car Scheme, which has now been launched by the Longbridge car-maker.

Carillion: building Birmingham’s flagship library (Guardian) £188m landmark project praised for creating a best practice and sustainability legacy that will last long after the doors open.

Regional Headlines

Pensioner attack reward doubled
A reward for information about the attack on a 93-year-old Birmingham woman, who died on Tuesday, is doubled to £10,000.

Three charged over £20,000 drugs
Three people from the West Midlands are due in court after drugs with an estimated street value of £20,000 were seized in Aberdeen.

National Headlines

Andy Coulson charged with perjury
Prime Minister David Cameron’s former director of communications Andy Coulson is arrested by police and charged with perjury.

Parents charged over fire deaths
The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby are due in court after being charged with their murder.

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