Media Watch – August 21

By on 21/08/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

GCSE results round-up (Birmingham Mail) A look at results from schools across the region, including Birmingham. The city’s interim director of education, Colin Diamond, quoted – congratulating the efforts of everyone involved.

Funeral date set for tragic sisters killed in car smash (Birmingham Mail) The funeral for sisters aged six and seven who were killed after being hit by a car in Handsworth in June will take place on August 25. Cllr Alex Yip, a friend of the family, is quoted.

We are the believers (MJ) Chief Executive Mark Rogers writes on the importance of an organisation’s culture, values and behaviours.

Rogers vows to get tough on staff (MJ) Coverage of recent blog written by Chief Executive Mark Rogers, in which he offered an update on progress made against the Kerslake Review’s recommendations.

West Midlands devo deal ‘is the most complex yet’ (MJ) Coverage of the ongoing efforts to create a West Midlands Combined Authority. Chief Executive Mark Rogers quoted.

Fly tipper who caused stink dumping garden waste is fined (Sutton Coldfield Observer website) A man who said he dumped garden waste rather than going to the local tip because of the ‘stench’ inside his car has been fined by magistrates. Cllr Lisa Trickett quoted in support of the prosecution.

Regional Headlines

West Midlands Police have said they will be able to cope when five local football clubs all play in the League Cup on the same night next week (Tuesday). The pledge comes after fans took to social media to express concern.

National Headlines

Jeremy Corbyn has said that, if he is elected Labour leader, he will formally apologise on behalf of the party for it taking the country to war with Iraq.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops to be on a war footing, state media says, after an exchange of fire with the South across their fortified border.

Government plans to extend tax breaks for the British film industry have been approved by the EU. Under the scheme, film production companies can claim tax relief of 25 per cent payable towards the cost of production.



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