Media Watch – Nov 3

By on 03/11/2010 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Cabinet Member for Finance Cllr Randal Brew interviewed by Phil Upton (BBC WM) regarding the implications of the Comprehensive Spending Review for Birmingham City Council. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=13750

P.E. teacher charged with rape (Birmingham Mail) The head of P.E. at a Birmingham Catholic school has been charged with raping and sexually touching a pupil after an end of term leaving party.

New surface for busy road (Birmingham Mail) One of Birmingham’s major roads (A34 Stratford Road) will be closed at night for three weeks starting on November 15. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=13684

Birmingham considers a switch to trust status (Museums Journal) Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, the largest local authority museum service in England, may switch to trust status.

Artist’s picture archive in city (Express and Star) Birmingham Central Library has bought an archive of photographs by Midland artist John Blakemore for almost £100,000.

National Youth Agency: Getting ready for Youth Work Week (Children and Young People Now) Article profiles Birmingham City Council youth project the Maypole Centre.

Night roadworks (Birmingham Mail) The Pershore Road commuter route will be closed at night for six weeks from November 8 while resurfacing work is carried out. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=13680

Regional Headlines

Police question man over Sheldon Country Park murder (Birmingham Mail) Police were last night quizzing a man over the murder of a woman whose body was found in a Birmingham brook over the Halloween weekend.

New Cross Hospital plans to cut 300 posts
A Black Country hospital has announced plans to shed 300 staff over the next five years.

Wolves fans raise funds for Notts County attack victim
A 78-year-old football fan who was hit by a brick at an away match in Wolverhampton has thanked rival supporters for their best wishes.

National Headlines

Students could face £9,000 fees
Students in universities in England will face tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year from 2012 – as the government reveals its plans for higher education.

MPs raise immigration cap doubts
The government will struggle to achieve its aim of limiting net migration to the UK to “tens of thousands” in five years, MPs have said.

Government urges removal of extremist web videos
Government ministers have asked the US to order American websites hosting al-Qaeda videos to remove them.

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