Media Watch – Sept 28

By on 28/09/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Desperate parents’ plea on pupil place (Birmingham Mail) Desperate parents are pleading with education bosses to give their daughter a place at their local primary school – so they can have more time caring for her terminally ill brother.

Unanimous backing for new-look arena (Birmingham Mail) The £20.6 million upgrade of Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena has been given the thumbs up from city planners.

Libraries may cut lending time by week (Birmingham Mail) Library users in Birmingham are being asked for their views on changes to how long books can be loaned out for.

Mum’s book on £2m care fight for son (Birmingham Mail) A mum has written a moving book about her £2 million fight with Birmingham City Council to place her son into a special school.

Store ‘no’ after rival objection (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a giant Asda store – which could have created 300 jobs for a Birmingham suburb (Stirchley) – have been objected following objections from rivals Tesco.

Angry traders in Bore summit talks (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham independent traders who threatened to close down for a day in a row over business rates have held talks with council leader Sir Albert Bore.

City quizzed on market future (Birmingham Mail) Two days of consultation over the future of Birmingham Wholesale Markets saw scores of market traders and customers interviewed and questioned.

Seven in share deal (Municipal Journal) The Government has announced seven cities across England (including Birmingham) will receive a share of £12m to kick start the new Green Deal programme.

Tenants move into latest new Birmingham council homes (West Midlands Housing News) Tenants are starting to move into the latest batch of new Birmingham City Council homes.

Regional Headlines

Memorial to riot death victims
A memorial to three men who died during rioting in Birmingham last summer is to be unveiled in a park. Riot victims’ families ‘let down’

Pregnant women get cough vaccine
Pregnant women in the West Midlands will be offered whooping cough vaccinations after a huge jump in cases and deaths among infants.

National Headlines

Britons dead in plane crash
A plane heading for the Everest region crashes in Nepal’s capital, killing all 19 people on board including seven Britons, local officials say.

Olympic security firm bosses quit
Two G4S directors resign after the company announced the findings of a review into its Olympic Games contract but chief executive Nick Buckles keeps his post.

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