Media Watch – Aug 12

By on 12/08/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

School heads warn of Trojan Horse overreaction (BBC) Anti-extremism measures for schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse inquiries are rushed and could have unintended consequences, head teachers warn.

Birmingham shops caught selling tax fraud booze with fake export labels (Birmingham Mail) Two Birmingham shops have been banned from selling alcohol after being caught with illicit spirits suspected to have been brought in a tax-evading scam by criminal gangs. The city council's licensing sub-committee revoked both of the shops' licenses to sell alcohol at a meeting recently.

Birmingham Wholesale Market traders look ahead to move (BBC) Traders at one of Europe’s biggest wholesale markets have said they are feeling more confident ahead of a move to a new site.

The importance of physical activity (Noor TV) Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, talking about Birmingham City Council's drive to get more people physically active with Be Active and Active Parks.

Preparing for the Police and Crime Commissioner election (BBC) Birmingham City Council Chief Executive Mark Rogers has spoken of the challenges of an August date for next week’s PCC by-election.

Cancel sale of ex-school plead locals (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council is being called on to cancel the sale of a former school (Martineau Centre) and playing fields for housing after it emerged a deal with a developer had been signed in secret two years ago.

Regional Headlines

Child-threatening axe robbers jailed
Three men are jailed for a series of robberies across the Midlands, including one in which they threatened a nine-year-old boy with an axe.

Labour takes council after 14 years
Labour takes control of Walsall Council after 14 years in opposition, ousting council leader Mike Bird.

National Headlines

UK makes second air drop in Iraq
RAF planes dropped a second round of lifesaving aid to refugees in northern Iraq overnight, UK government confirms.

Major praises ‘drive’ of immigrants
Former prime minister Sir John Major praises immigrants for having what he called “the very Conservative instinct” of wanting to improve their lives.

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