Media watch – November 9

By on 09/11/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:
Celebrating 100 years as England’s second city (Birmingham Mail)  (advertisment feature) Double page spread on the centenary of the Greater Birmingham Act. Council leader Mike Whitby is quoted in the article which includes 100 great things about Birmingham, major sporting events and what life in the city was like in 1911

School evacuated in major security alert (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of pupils evacuated from Prince Albert junior and infant school in Aston following a security alert that also saw road closures in the area

Winterval: the unpalatable making of a modern myth (Guardian) Following the Daily Mail’s correction, a piece about the original winter celebration, how the myth started and was eventually debunked
Regional Headlines:
Web moves to boost tourism (Birmingham Mail) Visit Birmingham has created a website called, aimed at being a one stop shop for information about everything happening in the city over the festive period

Bus changes set for city centre (BBC online) Work is set to start on a £14million plan to reorganise services and move stops in the city centre

We’re ready for winter! (Birmingham Mail) Extra gritters and more salt have been put in place by the Highways Agency in preparation for winter weather

Tributes to girl killed in lorry crash (Birmingham Mail) Family and friends have paid tribute to Hope Fennell who died after she became trapped under a lorry
National Headlines:
Pressure mounts on the home secretary over UKBA
Student protest to march on City
‘Shameful’ elderly care detailed

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