Media watch – August 8

By on 08/08/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories
150 pupils a day suspended (Birmingham Mail) The DfE has released figures for the region on the number of pupils suspended or expelled for verbal and physical abuse. A BCC spokesman says exclusion is a last resort
Young offenders to get psychiatrists (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has been chosen to pilot a payment-by-rsults scheme to keep young offenders out of jail with therapy, psychiatry and apprenticeships
That’s the spirit! (Birmingham Mail) Thousands turned out for the return to Handsworth Park of the Birmingham carnival on Sunday
Jailed: The Brum youth worker who duped her grieving daughter into smuggling cannabis (Birmingham Mail) A former BCC employee duped her daughter into carrying £100,000 through Gatwick airport
Regional headlines
Serial criminal is jailed after chase (Birmingham Mail) A man from Kingstanding has been jailed for theft and driving offences, including knocking two police motorcyclists off their bikes
Crackdown on city street begging (BBC online) Thirteen people were arrested and charged in an operation to tackle aggressive begging
Get your kicks on Brum’s route 11C (Daily Telegraph) A Birmingham bus route has been hailed as a secret wonder of the world
National headlines
Looting spreads after London riot
Pupils should study maths to age 18, according to a report
Zimbabwe torture camp discovered

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