Media Watch – May 30

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

City schools strike fears (Birmingham Mail) Schools across Birmingham could close to pupils in the autumn after the two biggest teaching unions announced an ‘unprecedented’ protest over pay and workloads.

Bin fine levels to be cut this week (BBC WM) The level of fines handed to householders who present their waste and recycling incorrectly for collection will be reduced as of Wednesday (May 30) following changes to legislation.

Birmingham learning centres to be shut to save £1 million
Two centres for adults with learning disabilities are to be shut in a bid to save £1 million, with staff facing an uncertain future.

Regional Headlines

Elderly woman dies after attack
A 93-year-old woman attacked in her Birmingham home last month dies in hospital of complications arising from her injuries.

Gang member receives injunction
A man is banned from parts of Wolverhampton under an anti-gang injunction, thought to be the first issued in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

Professions ‘must be more open’
Professions such as law, journalism and medicine must do more to widen their intake, the deputy prime minister’s social mobility adviser will say.

MPs call for body image lessons
All school children should take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons, MPs recommend, in a major report on British body image.

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