Media Watch – September 19

By on 19/09/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Gisela Stuart joins mayor campaign (Birmingham Mail) MP Gisela Stuart has been tipped to join the race to be nominated as a mayoral candidate for the city.

‘Indian IT jobs not down to us’ (Birmingham Mail) Council officials negotiated plans to outsource jobs to India without telling elected councillors, Birmingham’s Deputy Leader Cllr Paul Tilsley has revealed.

Yes to mobile phone masts (Birmingham Mail) Planning permission has been granted to put six mobile phone masts on the roof of a Birmingham tower block.

Birmingham car park nets £1 million for council (Sunday Mercury) A public car park has netted a Midland council more than £1.5 million in a year.

Council pilots £40m plan for families (Birmingham Mail) City Council chiefs have backed a Government decision to include Birmingham at the forefront of a new £40 million scheme aimed at tackling family problems.

Night on the town (Birmingham Mail) More than 1,000 women took to the streets of Birmingham at midnight to raise more than £80,000 for life limited children. Birmingham City Council was one of many organisations backing the 2011 Acorns Midnight Walk.

SQP plan for Birmingham (Route One) Centro and Birmingham City Council have published plans for a Statutory Quality Partnership (SQP) for Birmingham city centre.

Huge row rages in Birmingham (Market Trader and Independent Retailer) A huge row centred around the future of Birmingham’s wholesale markets shows no sign of abating.

Strip club plan is a step tutu far for the ballet (Birmingham Mail) Ballet dancers are set to go toe to toe with lap dancers in a battle over plans to open a new strip club.

Hands off our pub (Birmingham Mail) Regulars at a popular city pub have launched a desperate campaign to stop it being turned into a supermarket.

City kids worst for racism (Sunday Mercury) Schoolkids in Birmingham have been labelled the most racist and homophobic in the country in a new report.

Regional Headlines

Jaguar plant ‘to create 750 jobs’
A new Jaguar car factory near Wolverhampton which will build low-emission engines is expected to create hundreds of jobs.

Cuts campaigners in Lib Dem march
Extra police are brought in for a march in Birmingham against government cuts as the Lib Dem conference is held in the city.

GAMEfest 2011 in Birmingham
Gamers from around the country converged in Birmingham for GAMEfest.

National Headlines

Bailiffs set to clear Dale Farm
Bailiffs make final preparations before they begin clearing the Dale Farm travellers’ site in Essex.

Cable to get tough on company pay
Shareholders will have a bigger say on executive pay under plans due to be announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable later.

Referendum call to Cameron on EU
A senior Conservative MP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

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