Media Watch – July 22

By on 22/07/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Anti-West rants of Trojan Horse teachers (The Times) Teachers in schools at the centre of the “Trojan horse” allegations used a social media network to promote antiwestern ideas, disparage British troops and share homophobic views.

Governed by hate (Mirror, Birmingham Mail) One of the ringleaders of the Islamist plot to take over British schools is exposed today as a sexist, racist bigot.

‘Trojan Horse lessons for schools’ (Daily Mail) Schools around the country need to benefit from the lessons learnt from investigations into the alleged “Trojan Horse” takeover plot in Birmingham, the Government has said

Birmingham chosen as high speed rail construction hub (Financial Times, Guardian, BBC, Birmingham Mail, Midlands Insider Daily, Construction News Plus) The headquarters for construction of the HS2 rail line is to be based in Birmingham, it is revealed.

Fifty years of the brightest smiles in the UK (Birmingham Mail) Fifty years ago, a pioneering move by Birmingham City Council transformed dental health across the city, dramatically reducing tooth decay among children. Leader of the council Sir Albert Bore and Director of Public Health Dr Adrian Phillips quoted.

Hepatitis awareness (Noor TV) Birmingham Public Health programme offering information and advice on hepatitis for the South Asian population.

Pupils scrawled graffiti on walls in front of Ofsted inspectors at Birmingham school (Birmingham Mail) Pupils at a Birmingham school wrote graffiti on walls and desks and dropped litter on the floor in front of Ofsted inspectors, a damning report has revealed.

Call to steer clear of city after tunnel closure jams (Birmingham Mail) Rush hour traffic gridlock in Birmingham city centre will not improve unless commuters ditch their cars during the six week tunnel closures, officials have warned.

Bid to slash city teen pregnancies (Birmingham Mail) Young people from across Birmingham and Solihull have been given the chance to shape the city’s £17 million a year sexual health system.

Planners poised to back Sutton Conservative Club demolition (Birmingham Post) A project to build a new 65-bedroom care home and sports club pavilion in Sutton Coldfield is set to approved by city planning chiefs this week.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham’s first flights to China
A new flight route between Birmingham and China, the first UK service to operate outside London, lands at the city’s airport.

Police officer referred after tweet
A West Midlands Police officer is referred to the force’s professional standards department after “sexist and offensive” tweet.

National Headlines

Britain to urge new Russia sanctions
Britain is expected to push for tougher sanctions against Russia when EU foreign ministers meet in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines crash.

Summit to hear new FGM measures
Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) or forced marriage under new measures being announced.

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