Media watch – October 23

By on 23/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories:

City’s budget gap ‘may pass £200m’ (Birmingham Mail) Deputy leader Ian Ward has warned that some services are at risk as the city tries to balance the books

Legal threat to 1,000 new hi-tech jobs (Birmingham Mail) Up to 1,000 jobs are at risk following a legal threat by Virgin and BT to Birmingham City Council’s plans to create an ultra-fast broadband network. The story also appears in various trade publications

Sporting Brum on track for Rio gold (Birmingham Mail) City councillors have vowed at a sports summit to keep the Olympic ‘feel good factor’ going by encouraging mlore people to take up excercise

Markets move fear (Birmingham Mail) Bull Ring retail traders have claimed that moving the wholesale market away from the city centre will mean they will have to raise their prices

New travel scheme is sign of the times (Birmingham Mail) A transport information system has been installed in the city to make it easier for residents and visitors to get around. Interconnect Birmingham is a joint project by organisations including Birmingham City Council, Centro and Colmore Business District

Regional Headlines:

Birmingham men ‘planned massive suicide attack’ (BBC online) Three men have gone on trial accused of planning a bombing campaign

Families ‘ripped off’ by immigration firm (BBC online) Dozens of families across the UK claim to have been ripped off by a company selling advice on citizenship and visas
National Headlines:

Mirror hit by claims over hacking – Four people have issued High Court claims against the Daily and Sunday Mirror and The People, accusing them of phone hacking

Hillsborough: 1,444 police names passed to IPCC – The names of former and serving officers have been passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as part of its investigation into the Hillsborough disaster

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