Media Watch – September 24 (pm)

By on 24/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Lucky hunter strikes gold (Birmingham Mail, September 24, pages 1-2, Sky News, BBC Radio WM, Central News, BBC Midlands Today and extensively across other local and national media including ITV national lunchtime news, Daily Mail, Guardian, BBC and Telegraph websites as well as specialist sites such as archaeology.co.uk) Detailed coverage of the 'Staffordshire Hoard', a collection of treasure that is set to be displayed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from tomorrow.

Council debt to increase (Birmingham Mail, September 24, page 5) Further coverage of the report being put to Cabinet on Monday that will ask members to consider the approval of a £300,000 loan for work to revamp the LG Arena.

Prescott in green fight (Birmingham Mail, September 24, page 6) Former Deputy PM John Prescott has visited Yardley's School as part of his campaign to raise awareness of climate change.

Postal voting system's just bananas (Birmingham Mail, September 24, page 12) Adrian Goldberg column, in which the writer considers the issue of rejected ballot papers at last week's Sparkbrook by-election.

Fears on levels of frontline policing (Birmingham Mail, September 24, page 25) Cllr Jerry Evans has challenged West Midlands Police over claims that a high number of officers are unavailable for front-line duty.

Regional Headlines

Jaguar Land Rover announces plans to consolidate its operations in the West Midlands onto one site within the next year (Birmingham Mail, Sky News, BBC Website, BBC Midlands Today, Central News).

The Pope is due to visit the UK, stopping at locations including Birmingham, next year, it has been reported (Birmingham Mail).

Blind campaigners have criticised a decision by Network Rail to restrict the number of tannoy announcements at New Street Station (BBC Midlands Today).

National Headlines

Business Minister Baroness Vadera is expected to leave Gordon Brown’s government, it has emerged.

A paranoid schizophrenic killer will not be allowed to study to become a black-cab driver following protests from taxi drivers in London.

A surprising amount of water has been found to exist in the Moon’s soil by an Indian space probe.

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