Media Watch – Sept 11

By on 11/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

The People’s Palace: Culture Show special (BBC2) A special edition of the Culture Show on the Library of Birmingham, broadcast last night

84,000 visitors last night (Birmingham Mail) An incredible 83,901 people visited the new Library of Birmingham during its first week

Apprenticeship Strategy (BBC WM) Cllr Tahir Ali talking about the council’s apprenticeship strategy, due to go to cabinet on Monday

Infected larch trees to be felled (BBC online) A number of trees are to be felled at Lickey Hills Country Park after being infected by a serious disease, the city council has said

Regional Headlines:

The real Peaky Blinders (Birmingham Mail) Feature on Birmingham criminals who terrorised the city in the early 20th century, to coincide with a BBC drama starting tomorrow

HS2 to boost UK by ‘£15b a year’ (BBC online) A new government-led report says Birmingham’s economy will be boosted by HS2

National Headlines:

Obama vows to keep pressure on Assad – President Obama says he will pursue diplomacy to remove Syria’s chemical weapons

Nigel Evans quits amid sex charges – The MP has resigned as Commons Deputy Speaker after being charged with sexual offences

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