Media Watch – Sept 21 (pm)

By on 21/09/2009 in Media Watch

Focus on fears for white boys (Birmingham Mail p9, BBC WM & Midlands Today)
Birmingham hosts major national event to consider how to raise achievement among disadvantaged white schoolboys.

Waste firm's plan rejected (Birmingham Mail p14)
Planning committee rejects application by Alphawaste to be allowed to use industrial site in Hockley as a base for breaking up rocks and rubble, due to residents complaints about noise and dust caused whilst company has been using the site for this same purpose without planning permission.

Police confirm postal vote investigation (BBC WM and online)
Police confirm they are investigating postal vote issues after being contacted by BCC elections office during Thursday evening's count, when 20% of votes were rejected.

Regional Headlines:

Numbers of teenage girls in Birmingham given cervical cancer jab (1/3rd) among worst take-ups in the UK - blamed on decision to give them through GPs rather than schools.

1500 charity walkers in midnight ramble through Birmingham for Acorns Hospice
National Headlines:

The Lib Dems are outlining plans for a new tax on owners of £1m-plus homes

A CBI report suggests students should pay more interest on loans and higher tuition fees

Sir Bobby Robson memorial service

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