Media Watch – Oct 10

By on 10/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Green light for green deal in Birmingham (specificationonline, egovmonitor, The Construction Index) Government Minister Greg Barker has visited Birmingham to congratulate the City Council and Carillion Energy Services on the announcement of its Green Deal delivery partnership.

Birmingham residents “positive” after HS2 meeting (BBC) More than 100 people attended a meeting to express concern over the planned HS2 high speed rail terminal in Birmingham city centre.

Exhibition reveals Birmingham New Street station plans (itv.com) People using Birmingham New Street can find out more about the ongoing multi-million pound revamp of the station, because of an exhibition on display in the main concourse. Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “The refurbished Birmingham New Street station will provide a much improved transport interchange for the 140,000 passengers who use it every day and these changes are designed to keep passengers and trains moving while this major work goes ahead.”

Regional Headlines

Widespread coverage of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

Man charged with double murder
A 43-year-old man is charged with two counts of murder after a man and a woman are found dead at a block of flats in Walsall.

National Headlines

Sink or swim time, says Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron is to warn the UK is facing an “hour of reckoning,” in his big speech to the Conservative Party conference.

Savile’s family remove gravestone
The gravestone of Sir Jimmy Savile is removed from a Scarborough cemetery at the request of his relatives “out of respect to public opinion”.

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