Media Watch – Nov 21

By on 21/11/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Sensitive ears spell trouble for live music (The Independent) Article claiming noise complaints and new flats are threatening the survival of gigs clubs and festivals. The article looks at how a long running dispute in Digbeth was resolved as venues, Birmingham City Council and residents reached an agreement.

Government Art Collection in Birmingham (BBC) Almost 200 pieces from the Government Art Collection are being exhibited at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from 17 November. It is the first time the works, usually displayed at UK Government buildings across the world, have been put together for an exhibition outside London. It includes this model HMS Victory.

Web proves best for winter service communication (Surveyor) The #wmgrit initiative, bringing together gritting alerts and other winter information from across the West Midlands, featured in an article about Twitter Gritter services.

It’s time for some festive spice (Northern Ireland Travel News) Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market included in a feature about festive markets across Europe.

Planning Committee Members To Officially Use Tablet Computers (build.co.uk) A landmark moment in Birmingham City Council’s use of technology will be reached when Planning Committee members begin to officially use tablet computers to enable the electronic running of Planning Committee.

Regional Headlines

Candlelit vigil for pub bombings
A group campaigning for a public inquiry into the Birmingham pub bombings is to hold a candlelit vigil later for the 21 victims.

Tribute to stabbed mother of five
Tributes are paid to 33-year-old Shaista Khatoon, a mother of five from Birmingham who died from knife wounds.

National Headlines

Women will be bishops – Sentamu
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, says “there will be women bishops in my lifetime”, after the Church of England voted against their introduction.

Gangs abuse ‘thousands of young’
Thousands of children are sexually abused by gangs and groups in England each year, according to the first in-depth report into the scale of the problem.

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