Media Watch – September 30 (pm)

By on 30/09/2009 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Regional, National and International Coverage of the Staffordshire Hoard continues, including; Sydney Morning Herald, Signs on San Diego, Gulf Times, Calgary Herald, The Australian News, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Scotland, ITN, Sky News, Capital Radio, Classic FM, The Scotsman, Shropshire Star, Yorkshire Post, Northern Echo, Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Wicklow People, Guernsey Press & Star, Dundee Courier, Burton Mail, Coventry Telegraph, Lakeland Echo, Whitby Gazette, Luton Today, Swindon Advertiser.

Honour for Hero Nurse (BBC Midlands Today) Mayor Councillor Michael Wilkes visits the Royal Centre for defence Medicine at Selly Oak Hospital and presents campaign medal to civilian nurse who volunteered to go out to Afghanistan.

Moving the goalpost (Birmingham Post) Feature on voting patterns that could be of concern for the Conservative Party.

City gardeners are growing for gold (Birmingham Mail) Council tenants and leaseholders compete in the finals of Birmingham in Bloom 2009, presented by Professor Carl Chinn. Coun John Lines quoted.

Schools' swine flu dvd is launched (BBC News, Birmingham Mail) BCC & local PCTs funded dvd to educate children on preventing the spread of swine flu launched at Welford Primary, the school at the centre of the original outbreak.

Row over tree contracts (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham's Labour group is demanding a full, independent inquiry into the awarding of contracts for tree pruning and grass cutting in city parks. Couns Bore and Whitby quoted.

A thorny problem (The Stirrer) “A stunt by Labour councillors aiming to expose cuts in Birmingham Council's rose pruning budget has backfired - amid claims that they posed in front of a flower bed which has, in fact, been planted for next year”.

Regional Headlines:

 Purnells in Cornwall Street wins AA Restaurant of the Year for England Award.

Patricia Hewitt's son charged with cocaine possession.

Health chiefs insisting cervical cancer vaccine safe, revealing Coventry schoolgirl who died had 'serious and rare' underlying medical condition.

National Headlines:

Cameron welcomes Sun newspaper's decision to back Conservatives.

U.S. Geological Survey: 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits off southern Sumatra.

Famed 'gastronaut' Keith Floyd's funeral has taken place in Bristol.

Developer Thanos Papalexis has been jailed for life for murdering tenant Charalambos Christodoulides who refused to leave the London building he was trying to sell.

Harriet Harman challenges Arnold Schwarzenegger to terminate a California based website that encourages users to rate prostitutes around the world.

Detectives investigating the rape of a pregnant woman in her London home have received a “good response” from the public to a BBC Crimewatch appeal.



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