Media Watch – Nov 20 (am)

By on 20/11/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham's new library design taller than first proposed (, November 20) The planning application for the new Library of Birmingham is set to be discussed next week, and the Post suggests the proposed building will now be taller than first proposed.

Grave diggers paid bonuses while off work (, November 20) Further coverage of the employment tribunal at which city council workers are fighting for compensation over their ongoing equal pay dispute.

Birmingham museum receives £4.8million funding for history project (,, November 20) The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that money will be made available to create a wing dedicated to the city's history at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Birmingham Wheel finally opens (, November 20) The Birmingham Wheel is set to open today after delays caused by the recent bad weather.

Regional Headlines

Citizens are preparing to recognise the 35th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings (BBC Radio WM).

Redditch-based Halfords has posted £60.9million half-year profits (

A Solihull man is suing a South African safari park after a vehicle he was in turned over, causing him to be surrounded by lions (BBC Radio WM)

National Headlines

RAF and lifeboat crews rescue scores of people from their homes in the flooded Cumbrian town of Cockermouth.

Gordon Brown welcomes the decision to appoint Labour peer Baroness Ashton as the EU’s high representative on foreign affairs.

Needless bureaucracy is costing councils in England £4.5bn a year – money that could be spent on vital local services, according to a report.

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