Media Watch – April 11

By on 11/04/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Governor freeze over plot claim (BBC, Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council is freezing the recruitment of school governors while it investigates claims of an “Islamic takeover plot”.

Council boss: I’ll see results in just a year (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s new chief executive has pledged to turn round the failing children’s services department within the next 12 months.

Threat to tip contract over Israeli tram (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s incinerator and refuse top operator Veolia has been warned it may not have its 25 year contract renewed if it continues to carry out illegal work on Israeli settlements in Palestine.

Bore: Give council tax raising powers (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham is to call for greater tax raising powers under a motion backed by senior councillors.

Regional Headlines

New jobs promised with £31m funding
Eight employers in the West Midlands win a share of £31m from the the Regional Growth Fund to support new jobs.

Boy hit and killed by lorry in Brownhills
A 12-year-old boy has been run over and killed by a lorry in the West Midlands.

National Headlines

Co-op Bank confirms £1.3bn losses
The Co-operative Bank has confirmed it has made a loss of £1.3bn for 2013 and said it will not pay out £5m to former executives.

Man charged with Omagh bomb murders
A 43-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland is due to appear in court on Friday, charged with the murders of 29 people killed in the 1998 Omagh bomb attack in Northern Ireland.

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