Found this on teh interwebs:
- BBC NEWS | England | TV presenter Alan Towers dies – "The long-serving presenter shot to fame on the BBC's Nationwide programme in the 1970s with a story about a skateboarding duck. " Setting the standard for all local news aftewards. Alan Towers will be missed.
- Capita's £110m contract to run Birmingham council call centres – Birmingham Post – Capita, the private firm behind a new billing system that resulted in a backlog of nearly 30,000 invoices at Birmingham City Council, has won a £110 million contract to run the authority?s customer call centres.
- Is Julian Lloyd Webber trying to grab the headlines with his improvised BBC broadcast? – Features, Music – The Independent – Julian Lloyd Webber is joining forces with composer Michael Wolters and an ensemble of students from Birmingham Conservatoire to present And Now, The News: the musicians will improvise their way through a 7pm live news broadcast from BBC4