Media Watch – Sept 1 (pm)

By on 01/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Council was tipped off about bogus carer – MP (Birmingham Mail, page 1): Richard Burden MP claims he warned Birmingham City Council about the care of a mentally-ill patient who was under a bogus carer who was recently jailed. Peter Hay quoted saying primary responsibility lay with the external contractor recruited to act on behalf of the Council.

Demo plan: Police set up meeting (Birmingham Mail, page 3): Council bosses and police to meet to decide whether to ban anti-extremist demonstrations planned on Saturday. Cllr Alan Rudge quoted stressing importance of not scaring people from entering the city centre.

£500,000 bid to create 5,000 young heroes (Birmingham Mail, page 19): Story about project that has won Lottery funding to help young people in the city who suffer bullying or low self-esteem due to their body shape.

Regional Headlines

BBC Midlands Today/ITV Central: Work starts on £600 million redevelopment of New Street station today. Estimated to bring 10,000 new jobs and add £2.3 billion to region. Network Rail claims the work will not cause disruption to passengers.

BBC Midlands Today/ITV Central/Evening Mail/BBC online: Police investigating murder of schoolgirl Stacey Lawrence found dead in the cab of her father's lorry say she may have been sexually interfered with before she was killed.

National Headlines

Lottery papers to be published
Engineering Earth is feasible
Sex assault inquiry into lorry death
Personal debt dips for the first time



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