Media Watch (pm) sept 04

By on 04/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Brum vows to defy city riot threat (Birmingham Mail, page 1): Police and Council bosses pledge it will be business as usual in Birmingham city centre tomorrow despite fears of violence between rival protesters.

Swine flu training for headteachers (Birmingham Mail, page 7): Headteachers and a governor from every Birmingham school are being offered training in how to manage swine flu. Jim McManus quoted.

Regional Headlines

Warning on gang areas (Birmingham Mail, page 9): Police warn Hodge Hill and other parts of east Birmingham could be “sleepwalking” into violent gang activity as gangs move from inner city “heartlands”.

Action in festival cash row (Birmingham Mail, page 13): Bailiffs called in to retrieve money from company that organised Monarchy Live festival which did not go ahead and has not yet paid back customers.

Call on council homes (Birmingham Mail, page 23): Defend Council Housing campaign to meet in Birmingham tomorrow.

National Headlines

Afghan strategy “right” - Brown
Boosting economy to top G20 talks
WWII rescue train trip recreated
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