Media Watch – Aug 14

By on 14/08/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Trojan Horse - Call for inquiry into religion in schools (Daily Telegraph) Almost 40 leading academics, peers and clerics are backing calls for an inquiry into the role of religion in British schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal. References Birmingham in relation to Trojan Horse.

Trojan Horse - Trojan Horse crackdown 'will have perverse consequences' (Birmingham Post) The Christian Institute claims that Government plans to promote British values in schools in the wake of Trojan Horse are 'unlawful'. References Birmingham in relation to Trojan Horse.

City attracts record number of visitors (Birmingham Post) Birmingham attracted record visitor numbers last year while spending reached new highs, records show. Quotes Cllr Ian Ward.

Green light for major new office building on key site (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council has granted detailed planning consent for Arena Central, which will be the first speculatively developed office building in Birmingham since the recession.

16-year-old store plans delayed again (Birmingham Post) Residents and councillors are furious after it was revealed that a new Tesco supermarket which will create more than 300 jobs in Birmingham will not be open until 2017 - 16 years after it was first proposed. Quotes Cllr Timothy Huxtable.

Outrage as 'fat cats' get fatter (Bromsgrove Advertiser) Article about high-earning council staff in Worcestershire which references the fact that 20 staff at Birmingham City Council are on six-figure salaries.

Centro launches Sprint consultation (Coach & Bus Week) Article on £15m Sprint scheme which references Birmingham City Council.

Regional Headlines

Race on for local licence as City TV goes to wall

The new race for Birmingham's long-awaited local TV licence faces a November 3 launch deadline.

Six Villa players 'killed by heading'

The family of footballer Jeff Astle claim six of Aston Villa's 1957 FA Cup-winning side may have died from brain injuries caused by heading heavy caseballs.

National Headlines

Iraq mountain rescue unlikely, says US

The US has said it is unlikely to launch a mission to save Iraqis trapped by Islamist fighters on Mount Sinjar as there are fewer people there than expected.

Record number of university places

Record numbers of university places are on offer as pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are about to find out their A-level and AS-level results.

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