Top Birmingham City Council Stories:
Heads roll after flagship school branded failing (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham free school (Perry Beeches lll) opened by the Prime Minister and hailed as the future of British education has been plunged into special measures after a damning Ofsted report – sparking four resignations. Quotes Cllr Bridget Jones.
Brum eyes City of Sanctuary status (Birmingham Mail) Further coverage of the cross-party support for helping refugees settle in Birmingham. Quotes Cllr James McKay and Cllr Matt Bennett.
Fountain to flowerbed …. (Birmingham Mail) Work has begun to turn Birmingham’s biggest city centre water fountain into a flowerbed.
Action pledge on traffic blackspot (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s transport chief has pledged action to ease the horrendous congestion at a major roundabout (Bromford Island). Quotes Cllr Tahir Ali and Cllr Majid Mahmood.
Birmingham to remember Srebrenica massacre (itv.com) Birmingham City Council is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre by hosting a memorial event in collaboration with the UK charity, Remembering Srebrenica.
Ex-Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba graduates in sports media – Former footballer Fabrice Muamba, who had a cardiac arrest on the pitch, has graduated in sports media at Staffordshire University.
‘Rise in violence and drugs’ at HMP Hewell – The number of attacks on staff and inmates at a prison near Redditch are among the highest in the West Midlands.
Greece debt crisis: MPs to vote on new bailout plan – Greek MPs are to vote later on whether to back PM Alexis Tsipras’s tough new proposals to secure a third bailout.
Tunisia attack: Thousands of Britons fly home after warning – Thousands of British holidaymakers are to be flown home from Tunisia following warnings that another terrorist attack in the country is ‘highly likely’.
Osborne seeks planning changes to boost house-building – Automatic planning permission would be granted on many brownfield sites in England in an attempt to boost house-building, under government plans.