Media watch – Nov 16

By on 16/11/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Coverage of the first day of the Frankfurt Christmas market – Birmingham Mail, WM, Midlands Today, Central and ITV

Three-month wait for library (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s central library will close on 29 June next year, allowing transfer of millions of books, journals and archive items to the new Library of Birmingham

Fake charity collections crackdown (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham Trading Standards officers will join West Midlands Police to crackdown on fraudsters falsely claiming to be collecting for the BBC Children in Need appeal today

Pay ruling could ‘bankrupt’ city (Municipal Journal) Sir Albert Bore has warned the city could run out of cash if the Treasury does not allow it to spread the cost of a £757m equal pay ruling

Regional Headlines:

Youth skills show kicked off by Theo (Birmingham Mail) Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis opened the Skills Show at the NEC

Nurses’ posts at risk – claim (Birmingham Mail) The Royal College of Nursing has claimed it has identified 1,600 jobs which have either gone or are at risk in West Midland hospitals

Three men beat ‘former friend’ to death (BBC online) Three men have been found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a man in Tividale

National Headlines:

Egypt PM arrives for Gaza mission – Egypt’s prime minister arrives in Gaza to offer support to Palestinians

Police commissioner votes awaited – The first police and crime commissioner has been decided in Wiltshire as results are awaited elsewhere

Syrian opposition in London talks – Syrian opposition leaders are due in London for talks with foreign secretary William Hague

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