Media watch – Nov 27

By on 27/11/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Petition bid to stop green belt homes (Birmingham Mail) A petition opposing plans for up to 10,000 homes on the green belt around Sutton Coldfield is being raised by the town’s Conservative campaigners

Our market’s the biggest, insists Brum (Birmingham Mail) Manchester City Council has described its German Christmas as the biggest in the country based on the number of stalls. However, Birmingham City Councl’s footfall at its market is 5 million compared to Manchester’s 1.5 million, hence its claim to be the biggest

£7m plans to save Highbury’s future (Birmingham Mail) Ambitious plans to save the historic home of the Chamberlain family have been unveiled

A Birmingham young offender and his victim who are taking part in a restorative justice scheme were interviewed alongside a justice minister (ITV Daybreak)

‘Should the central library be saved?’ Discussion on BBC WM

An equal pay case against Birmingham City Council has highlighted the potential cost of claims to employers (Employee Benefits monthly)

Regional Headlines:

Gas leak link to distillery fire (BBC online) Gas engineers are trying to find a leak which could have sparked a massive fire in Oldbury

Flood warnings removed in area (BBC online) All flood warnings across the West Midlands have been removed

National Headlines:

Ofsted to warn on standards gap – Education watchdog Ofsted is expected to say that the gap in standards between local authorities is too wide

Eurozone deal on Greece bailout – Eurozone ministers and the IMF have reached an agreement on a bailout for Greece

Yasser Arafat’s remains exhumed – The remains of the Palestinian leader have been exhumed in Ramallah in order to investigate poisoning allegations

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