Media Watch – Sept 3

By on 03/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread coverage of the Library of Birmingham opening.

Road resur-farce (Birmingham Mail) Parking wardens ticket roadworks crew parked on double yellow lines.

Praise as city tunnel work completed (Birmingham Mail) City transport chiefs have been praised by senior politicians for keeping the road network moving during the summer tunnel closures in Birmingham.

Sainsbury’s hits back at new store ‘rumours’ (Birmingham Mail) Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has come out fighting amid opposition to its plan for a new Birmingham store. The application for a new store on Selly Oak New Road will be discussed by the Planning Committee on Thursday – see the meeting live here: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/112381

Regional Headlines

Crews tackle Jewellery Quarter blaze
Fire crews tackle a blaze at an abandoned three-storey building in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Videolink evidence ‘to save West Midlands Police £309k’
West Midlands Police say they expect to save more than £309,000 a year by getting officers to give court evidence via videolink.

National Headlines

School place crunch in half of areas
Almost half of school districts in England will have more primary pupils than places within two years, analysis by local authority leaders suggests.

Bulger killer released from prison
Jon Venables, who killed Merseyside toddler James Bulger in 1993, is released again from prison.

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