Media watch – Nov 22

By on 22/11/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Hotels could foot bill for city marketing drive as council cuts budgets (Birmingham Post) Hotels in Birmingham are being urged to set up and pay into a new umbrella group to make up for cuts to multi-million pound budgets to market the city

WM – discussion on the end of mitigation measures for the Birmingham Contract

Pickles: equal pay bill is city’s fault (Birmingham Post) Communities minister Eric Pickles, on a visit to the Aston regional investment hub, said the council should have done more to prepare for the £757m bill it faces to settle equal pay claims

More city schools go for academy status (Birmingham Post) A further eight Birmingham schoolsare set to leave local authority control to become academies

JFK mosaic is delayed by safety rules (Birmingham Mail) The unveiling of Birmingham’s revamped JFK mosaic has been delayed because of safety regulations

Regional Headlines:

BA and Virgin: city airport will never be an international hub (Birmingham Post) Two of Britain’s leading airlines have said said Birmingham airport will never be a UK hub

Centro: we will step in to stop the rail chaos (Birmingham Post) West Midlands transport authority Centro is making a bid to seize greater control over the running of Midland Metro

Journey’s end near for first phase of station (Birmingham Post) Story on the latest stage of the redevelopment of New Street station

Talks held over Hovis job losses (BBC online) Union officials are holding talks with management at Birmingham’s Hovis bakery

National Headlines:

Gaza ceasefire agreement holds – a ceasefire that ended eight days of bloodshed enters its first full day

Cameron set for EU budget battle – the PM will press for a minimum real-terms freeze in the EU’s budget

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