Media Watch – Jan 20

By on 20/01/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

1,000 extra school places revealed in £34m plan for city (Birmingham Mail) Council chiefs are set to plough £34m into funding more than 1,000 new school places in Birmingham. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted

Second 20 is Plenty scheme approved (ITV Central) Cllr Lisa Trickett featured in item on latest phase of the council’s 20 is Plenty scheme being approved by cabinet

Apology for ‘Muslim Birmingham’ Fox News claim (Muslim Weekly) Further coverage of the correction and apology from Fox News over their claims that Birmingham is a ‘no go’ area for non-Muslims

Birmingham’s public health challenges (Noor TV) Director of public health Adrian Phillips interviewed about the public health challenges in the city, specifically those linked to the south Asian population

Regional Headlines:

£2.5 million goes missing from Blues – Police have been called in to Birmingham City FC’s parent company to probe the disappearance of more than £2.5 million

Teacher ‘was sadistic sex abuser’ – A retired PE teacher who taught at a former Weoley Castle school denies 30 counts of sexual assault

National Headlines:

MPs urge action on milk price cuts – MPs have urged the government to do more to protect dairy farmers from sharp falls in milk prices.

IMF cuts global growth forecast – The International Monetary Fund lowers its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next

Coronation Street’s Anne Kirkbride dies – Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow in ITV’s Coronation Street, has died aged 60 after a short illness, her husband confirms

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