Media watch – April 18

By on 18/04/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:
Families fight cuts (Birmingham Mail) Four severely disabled adults havebegun a legal battle against the council in an attempt to overthrow a £53million cuts package

Kids miss seven weeks of school (Birmingham Mail) Eight thousand Birmingham school children missed more than seven weeks of school last byear, according to figures

Labour bins Tories’ pig jibe leaflets (Birmingham Mail) Hundreds of election leaflets have been destroyed on the orders of a city labour party official

City streets where 40% of kids ‘need help’ (Birmingham Mail) The story says figures ‘seen by the Birmingham Mail’ – a cabinet report dated 14 March – show figures of youngsters classed as vulnerable. A BCC spokesperson said no children’s centres would be closed.
Regional Headlines:
Credit card theft techer banned (Birmingham Mail) A primary school teacher has been banned from the classroom indefinitely after stealing a colleague’s credit card

Belfry caught in cash crisis (Birmingham Mail) The world famous Midlands resort’s future is in doubt due to a cash crisis

Birmingham university scraps housing course (Inside Housing) No new students will be recruited as the course will be wound up by 2014

£3.6million grant to improve Walsall school buildings (BBC inline)

Fly flag for saint George (Birmingham Mail) A summer fete-style celebration will take place in Birmingham next week
National Headlines:
British men shot dead in Florida
AV voting campaigns step up gear
More of M1 ‘could reopen later’
Police ‘too focused on kettling’ according to a repor

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