Media Watch – October 4

By on 04/10/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board picks new chair (BBC Online, Birmingham Mail) A board which co-ordinates how agencies work together to protect children and young people in Birmingham has appointed a new independent chair.

Staffordshire Hoard heads to Washington (BBC WM) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Head of Museum Operations Simon Cane interviewed about the forthcoming Washington exhibition.

Lawyer set to fight election (Birmingham Mail) A barrister and partner of Birmingham’s Labour group leader has been chosen to fight a council by-election next month.

Allotment rent increases (BBC WM) Cllr Martin Mullaney explains why the subsidy for plotholders has been reduced.

Housing scheme ‘example to all’ (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s massive council house building scheme has scooped two major national awards for innovation has been held up as an example to other cities.

Church homes strike buffers (Birmingham Mail) A church plan to build homes on its car park seems set to hit the buffers over proposals to reinstate a historic railway line.

Birmingham tenants back regeneration plans (Construction Now) A review of the sustainability and viability of Birmingham City Council’s 65,000 homes has identified 1,276 properties as too expensive to maintain over the next 30 years.

First phase of new Birmingham homes complete (Construction Now) The first of a four phase partnership housing scheme in Shard End has created 34 new homes for residents of Birmingham.

Golden square gets the go ahead (Green Places) Plans for a new £1.5m public square in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter have been approved by the city council.

Regional Headlines

RSPCA launches new centre appeal
The RSPCA launches an appeal to help fund a new £10m Birmingham animal hospital.

UB40 given music heritage award
Birmingham reggae band UB40 are awarded the Performing Rights Society’s rare Music Heritage Award.

National Headlines

Knox to fly home after acquittal
Amanda Knox prepares to fly home to the US after she and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were cleared of murdering UK student Meredith Kercher.

NHS plans ‘risk irreparable harm’
The overhaul of the NHS in England will cause irreparable harm, according to leading public health doctors.

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