Media Watch – August 22

By on 22/08/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

'Tawdry' city road banners get go-ahead (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have been accused of making the city's streets look tawdry after plans to line major commuter routes in Birmingham with banner adverts were approved

Firm's expansion plans to create 300 new jobs (Birmingham Mail) Hydraulic manufacturing company HydraForce is to open a factory at the advanced manufacturing hub in Aston. The move was facilitated by the city council

GCSE results dip at 'Trojan' schools (BBC online) GCSE exam success has fallen at two of the schools investigated as part of the Trojan Horse inquiry, the BBC understands

Regional Headlines:

Police commissioner vote polls close – Polls have closed in the by-election for the West Midlands police and crime commissioner (For live updates later today please visit

Assay Office's £71k for digital update - Birmingham's Assay Office has been handed £70,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help bring collections into the digital age

National Headlines:

IS militants 'biggest threat' to US – Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn

Malaysia MH17 bodies arrive home – The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine arrive at Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning

Doctors may face 'tougher sanctions' – Failing doctors could be forced to apologise to patients under measures being considered by the medical regulator

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