Media Watch – Nov 2

By on 02/11/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Overseas travel investigation (Daily Telegraph) Article looking at council spending across the country references Birmingham City Council.

Safety fears at blackspot (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council to look at safety issues following complaints from a woman living at an accident blackspot in Kings Heath.

Latest financial report to be discussed by Birmingham City Council today. (BBC WM) News report previewing this afternoon’s full council meeting.

Floozie set for return (BBC WM) Head of Heritage Chris Rice interviewed about the Victoria Square fountain restoration project.

Mike Whitby made a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (Birmingham  Birmingham City Council leader Mike Whitby has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Stan's Cafe awarded £60K to remain at Birmingham base (The Stage) Birmingham theatre company Stan's Cafe has been awarded £60,000 from Arts Council England, meaning it can stay in its home. Cllr Martin Mullaney quoted.

Park litter lout fined (Birmingham Mail) A fly-tipper has been fined and ordered to pay court costs after admitting dumping bags of rubbish in a Birmingham park.

Muslim teens visit war memorials (Muslim Weekly) The Ministry of Defence took a group of British Muslim teenagers from Birmingham to visit two war memorials commemorating the sacrifices made by their ancestors in defence of Britain. Cllr Les Lawrence quoted.

Thousands attend Birmingham Diwali event (BBC MIdlands Today) Report about Sunday’s Diwali celebrations at the NIA.

Regional Headlines

Cannock Chase A34 murderer to seek judicial review
A man imprisoned for 42 years for one of the Cannock Chase murders is applying for a judicial review to allow him to challenge his conviction.

Murder inquiry launched after woman’s body found in Birmingham park (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Detectives investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in a Birmingham country park (Sheldon Country Park) have launched a murder inquiry.

Birmingham man treated for typhoid-type disease
A man from Birmingham is being treated at home after contracting a disease related to typhoid fever.

National Headlines

Convicted prisoners to get vote after European ruling
Thousands of convicted UK prisoners are to get the right to vote after the European Court of Human Rights ruled the present ban was unlawful.

Woman rescued from scene of gas explosion
Firefighters have rescued a woman from the scene of a gas explosion in Greater Manchester but it is thought other people may be trapped.

UK and France agree to joint nuclear testing treaty
The UK and France are to sign treaties agreeing to military cooperation including testing of nuclear warheads.

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