Media Watch – Sept 26

By on 26/09/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

What next for the markets? (BBC WM) Deputy Leader Cllr Ian Ward outlined options for the future of Birmingham Wholesale Markets.

Birmingham enterprise zones plans unveiled (BBC, Insider Media) Plans for six new enterprise zones in Birmingham have been unveiled that the city council hopes will bring in £1.5bn of investment and create 50,000 jobs.

Public Services Awards: shortlist (Guardian) Birmingham City Council’s Peter Hay shortlisted for the Public Leader of the Year award.

Planners give the nod for new student flats in city (Birmingham Mail) Work is set to start transforming a tow of listed buildings into student accommodation in Birmingham. Planning permission has been granted to turn buildings on Bristol Street in the city centre into 100-bed student accommodation.

Birmingham City Council considers legal action over GCSE fiasco (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council is considering legal action in the wake of the GCSE fiasco.

Regional Headlines

Charity shop opens in boy’s name
A charity shop is to open in memory of a young Birmingham boy (Harry Moseley) who raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK by making bracelets.

Three arrested after Wolverhampton canal attacks
Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a series of attacks on canal towpaths in Wolverhampton.

National Headlines

Church to choose new Archbishop
A Church of England committee prepares to choose the new Archbishop of Canterbury, following Rowan Williams’ decision to step down from the role.

Storm continues to cause havoc
Flooding is expected to continue to cause problems, as roads remain closed and residents deal with damaged property.

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