Media Watch – Sept 29 (am)

By on 29/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Dutton: How I would run Birmingham (Birmingham Post) Birmingham remains ‘anonymous’ in London despite numerous attempts at image building, former council regeneration director Clive Dutton claims today.

Birmingham still waiting in the starting stalls (Birmingham Post) Clive Dutton has, by his own admission, spent four-and-a-half years doing a job he truly loves. So why is he leaving? Paul Dale reports.

Whitby draws Bore praise for handling of financial woes (Birmingham Post) Council leader Mike Whitby was praised for his ‘brave’ handling of Birmingham City Council’s financial problems by his Labour opposite number.

National and international coverage of the Staffordshire Hoard continues. (Independent, Birmingham Post, BBC, Express and Star, National Geographic, USA Today, Irish Times)

Bumper half marathon entries (Birmingham Post) A record number of people will be taking part in next month’s EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon.

Loft living a threat to Quarter’s Heritage bid (Birmingham Post) The Jewellery Quarter’s chances of earning World Heritage Status could be seriously under threat unless developers of new trendy loft apartments and offices are brought into line, it has been claimed.

Time to get streetwise in search for new shoppers (Birmingham Post) Post Head of Business Alun Thorne speaks to a leading city developer and an architect about their vision to transform Birmingham’s city centre experience.

Regional Headlines

Son’s pledge in care home fight 
The son of a 106-year-old woman has pledged to “fight to the bitter end” to stop the closure of the Wolverhampton care home where she lives.

Three held over injuries to man 
Three men have been arrested after a man suffered a fractured skull in an incident in the Black Country.

Fire at school confirmed as arson 
A fire at a primary school in the Black Country has been confirmed as arson by police.

National Headlines

Death of cancer-jab girl probed 
Health chiefs have launched a “full and urgent” investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl after she was given a cervical cancer vaccine at school.

UK children receive swine flu jab 
The first children in Britain to receive a vaccine against swine flu have begun to be immunised.

Brown targets crime in key speech 
Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to announce a crackdown on anti-social behaviour and crime in his key speech to the Labour party conference.

‘No excuses’ over family’s deaths 
There were “no excuses” for failings which led to the deaths of a mother and daughter who were hounded by youths, Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said.

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