Media Watch – Jan 9

By on 09/01/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Three leaders debate (Different Anglez, Newstyle Radio) Sir Albert Bore, Cllr Robert Alden and Cllr Paul Tilsley discussing a range of issues facing the council.

‘Trojan horse’ school told it must remain in special measures (Birmingham Mail) The Birmingham secondary school (Park View Academy – not an LA school) at the centre of the Trojan Horse controversy has been told by Ofsted it has to stay in special measures.

Alert over city centre roads chaos (Birmingham Mail) Motorists are being warned to plan ahead to avoid road closures expected to cause travel chaos in Birmingham (Paradise Circus development)

Food firm accused of failing hygiene (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham food firm was found to be in s dirty and unhygienic state when visited by health officers, it has been claimed.  Quotes Birmingham City Council environmental health officer Rebecca Callender.

Jamaica bowled over by Olympic Legacy Tour (The Voice) Leading sporting bodies in Jamaica are bowled over by a project that will cement Birmingham’s special relationship with their country following the launch of the City of Birmingham Olympic Legacy Tour in 2015. (Supported by Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Birmingham City Council.)

Health Walks around Selly Oak Park (BBC online) Join a ranger for a healthy walk around this Green Flag park.

Half-deaf pensioner who annoyed her neighbours by blasting out Bhangra music is ordered to pay £2,000 (Mail online) A half-deaf pensioner who annoyed her neighbours by constantly blasting out Bhangra music has been ordered to pay more than £2,000.  Quotes Cllr Barbara Dring.

Regional Headlines:

Corrupt officer drove Ferrari to work – A policeman with a sideline as a gangster involved in drugs and prostitution is brought to justice after driving a £170,000 supercar to work.

Knife ‘had murder accused’s blood on it’ –  Blood and DNA from one of seven defendants accused of murdering a man in Birmingham were found on a knife at the scene, a court has been told.

HMP Featherstone vandalism and drug concerns revealed - Concerns about vandalism, staffing and drugs at HMP Featherstone near Wolverhampton have been raised in a new report.

National Headlines:

Shots fired in French suspect hunt – Shots fired in French suspect hunt – Shots have been fired in a town north-east of Paris as police move in to detain gunmen who massacred staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Hurricane winds hit power and travel – Hurricane force winds cause widespread travel disruption and leave tens of thousands of homes without power in Scotland.

Hawking and Budapest lead Bafta field - Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones receive major acting nominations for Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, while The Grand Budapest Hotel is up for 11 awards

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