Media Watch – Oct 8

By on 08/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Conference calls for ring of steel (Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury) A ring of steel has gone up around Birmingham's International Convention Centre for the Conservative Party Conference. Cllr Bore has welcomed the conference which is said to bring an estimated £16.5 million boost to the local economy.

Judge delays closing down of events arena (Birmingham Mail) The current tenant of the threatened Aston Arena Leisure Centre have won a stay of execution after winning a High Court battle.

Pensioner locked out of care home died (Sunday Mercury) An 83-year-old man who suffered from dementia died after getting locked out of The Kenrick Centre – a council run care home in Harborne. Birmingham City Council has ordered an independent investigation in to the incident.

30,000 rat call-outs in two years fast food being blamed (Birmingham Mail) Pest controllers have been called out to more that 30,000 rat infestations in Birmingham in the last two years.

Exhibition of Brum Greats (Birmingham Mail) An £8.9 million history exhibition will be opening at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery showcasing 800 years of the city's development.

City of gold: Brum wins national flower competition (Birmingham Mail) Wicker statues of Olympic Usain Bolt and others has helped Birmingham race to a gold medal status as the city struck gold winning best large city in the RHS Britain in Bloom Award.

5,000 hit streets for cuts protest (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham city centre saw 5,000 protesters march on the opening day of the Conservative party conference.

New station project enters crucial stage (Birmingham Mail) Passengers using B'ham New Street Station are six months away from a glimpse of the future as part of the sites £6m redevelopment.

Regional Headlines:
Two charged over Kuldeep Singh Brar stabbing
Two men have been charged over the stabbing of an Indian general during a visit to London.

Ellie Simmonds: Walsall honours Paralympian
Gold medal winning Paralympian Ellie Simmonds will be honoured in her home town of Walsall later.

National Headlines:

Jimmy Savile abuse claims: BBC pledges ‘examination’
The BBC has promised a “comprehensive examination” of allegations the late Sir Jimmy Savile sexually abused girls while working for the BBC.

Tory conference: George Osborne in £10bn benefit cut vow
The government is determined to cut a further £10bn from the benefits budget to fight the deficit, Chancellor George Osborne will tell the Tory conference.

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