Media Watch – Sept 25 (pm)

By on 25/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Staffordshire Hoard (BBC WM, Birmingham Mail, Midlands Today)
Continued coverage of Staffordshire Hoard going on display to the public at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as public queue out of the door to view on opening day of exhibition.

Meeting on pool plans (Birmingham Mail)
Chair of planning pledges to stage a full public meeting on site of proposed Olympic Pool to fully discuss with members of the public.

Digging for the future (Birmingham Mail)
50 Volunteers from BCC, Capita and Service Birmingham help cultivate land in Upper Sutton Street, Aston to create a community allotment. Cllr Khan quoted supporting the imitative.

Keep off our verges (Birmingham Mail)
Residents in Denholme Grove, Highters Heath attack Council for continually parking its service vehicles on grassed areas in their street, while at the same time highways department is trying to keep vehicles off the same verges to protect them. Cll r Lines quoted saying Council should prosecute its contractors for misuse of the land.

Medieval touch to city markets (Birmingham Mail)
Mayor to host medieval fair Michaelmas Fayre in Bullring 29-31 Sept restoring an ancient practice which celebrates contribution of markets to local economy.

Letters row over plans for chemist (Birmingham Mail)
Residents in West heath who did not receive letters from planning regarding a pharmacy late night application in their cul-de-sac protest - BCC confirms an error was made but it has not sent letters to all concerned.

Regional Headlines

Unions condemn JLR plans to close a plant in West Midlands and alter pay and conditions

All children from a class at a Birmingham school (King Edward VI) are to be tested for tuberculosis after three pupils caught the disease

National Headlines:

Challenge to change law allowing employers to force anyone 65 to retire fails.

Obama challenges Iran to open up newly discovered nuclear plant

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