Media Watch – April 22

By on 22/04/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Hundreds queue up as library hours are slashed (Birmingham Mail) More coverage of the change to opening hours for the Library of Birmingham.

Uphill struggle to turn around school in Trojan Horse scandal (Birmingham Mail) Another feature in a week-long series looking at the allegations relating to a number of Birmingham schools last year. Article’s focus on Golden Hillock School’s Ofsted reports.

Importance of voting stressed to youngsters (Birmingham Mail) Students are encouraging their peers to get involved with the democratic process at this year’s local and general elections.

Trojan Horse troubleshooter to take over city’s education (Birmingham Post online) Colin Diamond will succeed the council’s current education director Sally Taylor in an interim capacity until a permanent replacement is found, it has been announced.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham Airport Chief Executive Paul Kehoe says a possible rebrand to embrace the region’s links to William Shakespeare was still being debated.

Jaguar has secured a contract to provide 170 vehicles to the All England Lawn and Tennis Club after being selected as the official car supplier to the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

National Headlines

Tesco has reported the worst results in its history with a record statutory pre-tax loss of £6.4bn for the year to the end of February. That compares with annual pre-tax profit of £2.26bn a year earlier.

A puppy having its head trapped in a door and a dog shot with a crossbow bolt were among a rising number of cases of animal cruelty investigated by the RSPCA last year, the charity said. Those incidents, in Barrow and Peterborough, were among 159,831 investigated in England and Wales in 2014, compared with 153,770 in 2013.



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