Media Watch – Oct 2

By on 02/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Councillors get on their bikes (Birmingham Mail) A dozen councillors took part in an hour-long ride around the city to highlight a 37 per cent increase in cycling in the city between 2008 and 2011

It’s the floozie in the BRAcuzzi (Birmingham Mail) The much-loved Floozie was fitted with a huge pink bra to launch the start of a breast cancer campaign aimed at raising £1 million

Last few spots left for Great Brum Run (Birmingham Mail) A bumper field of 18,000 runners will line up for this year’s Bupa Great Birmingham Run

Birmingham’s large primary school ‘bad for pupils’ (BBC online) A teaching union has said ‘supersize’ schools are detrimental to pupils who go there. But Starbank primary head teacher Gerry Hudson countered that pupils benefit from extra facilities

City residents shine light with oil recycling scheme (Waste Management World) Birmingham residents have been praised for creating enough renewable electricity to make more than 2.5 million cups of tea, all by recycling their used cooking oil.

Regional Headlines

200 JJB jobs go across region (Birmingham Mail)
More than 200 jobs have been lost after 12 Midland sportswear stores suddenly closed

Third of region’s pubs could shut in year (Birmingham Mail)
More than a third of West Midland pubs could shut down in the next year as drinkers run out of cash to spend at the local

National Headlines

Police search for missing girl, 5
Hundreds of people join a search for a five-year-old girl, who was seen getting into a van and who police fear may have been abducted.

Miliband targets ‘forgotten 50%’
Labour leader Ed Miliband’s conference speech will include plans for a new qualification for the “forgotten” 50% of youngsters who do not go to university.

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