Media Watch – May 2

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

No school place for Maggie, she’s 35cm outside catchment (Birmingham Mail) Continued coverage of a story first run on BBC WM yesterday regarding the primary admissions process at Boldmere Infant School.

Tories hit back in row over baths (Birmingham Mail) Conservative councillor Nigel Dawkins has rejected criticisms from Labour MP Steve McCabe over plans to regenerate Stirchley Baths.

The talking is over – so now let the people decide (Birmingham Mail) Further coverage of the mayoral referendum, set to take place in Birmingham tomorrow.

We’ll bring city to a standstill (Birmingham Mail) Minicab drivers unhappy about an increase in licence fees (£1 per driver per week) have threatened to disrupt traffic in Birmingham this summer.

Regional Headlines

Former MG Rover workers are set to receive just £3 each from the trust fund set up after the manufacturer’s demise in 2005, it is claimed.

A 21-year-old Saltley man was last night charged with terrorism offences and is due before magistrates on May 4.

National Headlines

US President Barack Obama has pledged to “finish the job” and end the Afghan war, addressing the US public live from a military base in Afghanistan.

Standpipes could be needed in the streets next year if England endures another dry winter, the environment secretary has suggested.

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sworn in as a member of Burma’s parliament, a month after her party’s victory in elections.

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