Media Watch – September 17 (pm)

By on 17/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Plea for foster carers (BBC Midlands Today) BCC are desperately short of young foster carers and have released a DVD about fostering.

Matthew Boulton celebrated (BBC Midlands Today) Exhibition at BMAG celebrates achievements of Matthew Boulton.

Birmingham Speedway saved (ITV Central News) Birmingham Brummies speedway supporters celebrate after BCC officials grant permission for them to compete next year at their Perry Barr base.

City in running for culture crown (Birmingham Mail) Bookie Paddy Power ranks Brum as second favourite to win the title City of Culture 2013.

Meals on Wheels bid fight (Birmingham Mail) 6 private firms have been short listed for a contract to take over BCC's meals on wheels service. Cllrs Clark and Hargreaves quoted.

Lord Mayor to open family festival (Birmingham Mail) Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Wilkes to open Weoley Castle Festival on Sunday.

Regional Headlines:

West Midlands Police call summit meeting to discuss lessons learnt from recent extremist marches with senior officers from across the country.

Heart surgeons successfully repair aorta without opening up chest cavity.

Former 'Miss Whiplash' Lindy St. Clair discusses her conversion to Christianity following near fatal car crash in Herefordshire.

National Headlines:

14 women in Lancashire told they have breast cancer after faulty mammograms going back 3 years rechecked.

Hampshire Constabulary say DNA tests showed deceased David Lace raped and strangled 22-year-old Teresa De Simone in Southampton in 1979.

The main postal union is balloting its members over a potential national strike at the Royal Mail.

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