Media Watch – Sept 28 (am)

By on 28/09/2009 in News

Huge ongoing national and international coverage of the Staffordshire Hoard with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to the fore (Daily Express, BBC, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, Sky News, Independent, Mirror, Telegraph, Birmingham Post.

Staffordshire Hoard Round-up

City gives away land to boost property market (Birmingham Post, September 28, page 1) Housing developers are to be given ‘free’ land in a pioneering £15million scheme to kickstart Birmingham’s housing market. 

Imaginative idea to kickstart city’s housing redevelopment (Birmingham Post comment) These are revolutionary times for housing in Birmingham as the Tory-run council housing department single handidly seeks to restart the property market.

Empty beds feared as council cuts hit roses (Birmingham Post, September 28, page 13) Roses are an endangered species in Birminhgham Parks thanks to the latest council cost-cutting drive, it has been claimed.

City strip clubs in a spin (Sunday Mercury)
Government plans to introduce new licensing regime for strip-clubs and lap dancing may have impact on the city's lap dancing industry. Cllr Dawkins welcomes  Government moves as BCC confirms that under current licensing rules such venues do not even need to specifically declare lap dancing takes place to get their alcohol/entertainment licence

Regional Headlines:

Kraft plans hostile bid for Cadbury (Birmingham Post)

Anger as Andrea Bocelli concert cancelled at the last minute (BBC Wm, Birmingham Post)

Two men shot near Villa Park over weekend amid fears of escalating 'gang feud' (Sunday Mercury)

National Headlines

Labour Party Conference - Chancellor to focus on banks in today's keynote speech

Iran test fires long range missile

Minister orders review of rules on friends providing reciprocal childcare for each other, after criticism of case in Buckingham where OFSTED ruled such arrangements needed formalising and to be registered

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