Media watch – Oct 26

Top Birmingham City Council stories:

Equality victory is hailed by minister (Birmingham Mail) A landmark ruling on equal pay for Birmingham City Council workers has been called ‘very important’ by Commons leader Andrew Lansley

Boss back in prison over £5m pay order (Birmingham Mail) A man who was the subject of Birmingham City Council’s biggest Proceeds of Crime Act award (a %.4m confiscation order) has been jailed for failure to pay

MP Godsiff calls for city housing supremo to quit (Birmingham Mail) Roger Godsiff MP said in the House of Commons last night that the former housing director should resign over accusations of ‘dumping’ an anti-social tenant on a housing association. A council spokesperson said residents had been apologised to and an investigation highlighted lessons to be learnt

Widow ‘upset’ by mural row (Birmingham Mail) Members of the Irish community met last night to continue the debate over the inclusion in a JFK memorial of former Birmingham Lord Mayor Mike Nangle

Regional Headlines:

Police commissioner: the candidates (Birmingham Mail) All seven candidates for the role of police and crime commissioner have their say prior to the 15 November election

Malala Yousafzai family visits UK (BBC online) The family of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai have arrived in Birmingham

HS1 designer: HS2 is on wrong track (Birmingham Mail) The architect of Britain’s first high speed railway has said the proposed HS2 route is flawed because it has become politicised

National Headlines:

Teacher training tests toughened – Entry tests for people wanting to become teachers will be more rigorous, the government has said

Briton ‘to admit’ weapons charges – Retired businessman Christopher, extradited to the US, is to change his plea to guilty

Afghan mosque blast kills dozens – At least 37 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northern Afghanistan

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