Media Watch – Sept 4

By on 04/09/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Club to stay shut after owner loses latest licence bid (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) A notorious Birmingham nightclub (The Elbow Room in Aston), linked with gun and gang crime, is to remain closed for good after the owner lost his latest bid to secure a new licence.

City council’s £200k-a-year boss off sick (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council chief executive Stephen Hughes has been taken ill and will be away until the end of the month it has been announced.

Failing TV care system ‘could cause cutbacks’ (Birmingham Mail) City chiefs have been warned a £14 million TV-based home care system is behind schedule – and could lead to care service cuts.

Pubs battle to be Brum’s best (Birmingham Mail) Dozens of Birmingham’s pubs, clubs and bars are battling it out to be crowned the city’s top boozer.

Campaign to give Midlands tourist boost (Birmingham Mail) Tourism chiefs have joined forces with rail bosses in a bid to boost the number of visitors to the Midlands this autumn.

Art Fund International (Museums Journal) Major exhibitions have been unveiled by the museums and galleries (including Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) that are partners in the Art Fund International scheme.

Regional Headlines

Town on ‘worst’ empty shops list
Dudley has the worst percentage for empty shops among all medium-sized centres in Britain, under new figures.

Simmonds seals Paralympic double
Walsall swimmer Ellie Simmonds wins her second gold medal of the 2012 Paralympics to cement GB’s second place in the medals table.

National Headlines

David Cameron cabinet reshuffle
Ongoing coverage as Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffles his government team.

Police fire baton rounds in riot
Police fire baton rounds during a second night of trouble in the Carlisle Circus area of north Belfast, with nine officers injured.

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