Media Watch – Nov 9

By on 09/11/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City TV wins bid for new station (Birmingham Mail) Further coverage of the news that City TV, fronted by the council's former Director of Public Affairs and Communications Debra Davis, has won the local TV licence for Birmingham following a government bidding process.

HS2 base jobs worry (Birmingham Mail) Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne has renewed his concerns over the plan to develop a maintenance depot for the HS2 rail project in Washwood Heath - as the council has its own plans for a high-tech business park on the site.

Regional Headlines

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham after being shot in her home country has released a video of thanks to those who have sent her messages of support.

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurant Turners is to scale back its service following a business restructure.

National Headlines

MPs say the UK Border Agency’s attempts to clear a massive backlog of cases could become an amnesty for immigrants with no right to be in the UK.

The government is set to publish an action plan outlining how it plans to tackle the outbreak of ash dieback threatening the UK’s ash trees.

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has introduced fuel rationing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy - motorists will be able to buy petrol on alternate days, depending on if their registration plate ends in an odd or even number.

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