Media Watch – July 23

By on 23/07/2014 in News

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Trojan Horse – Widespread coverage across all outlets of the secretary of state Nicky Morgan's response to the Peter Clarke report, including:

• Trojan Horse teacher risk being struck off (Times)
• Trojan Horse plot allowed to thrive by council chiefs (Telegraph)
• Morgan: teachers will be struck off (Independent)
• It's all true says class assistant (Daily Mail)
• Gove let Trojan Horse roll in (Mirror)
• Teachers face new curbs on extremism (Guardian)
• Funding cut to Oldknow academy (BBC WM)
• City to get education commissioner (BBC online)

Sir Albert Bore interviewed on Sky, BBC television and radio and ITN, welcoming appointment of an education commissioner

Birmingham named as HS2 headquarters (Midlands Insider) Birmingham will welcome the construction HQ for HS2

Precious items from my daughter's grave stolen (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) Thieves have stolen gifts left at graves and flogged them at car boot sales

Bad vibrations (Birmingham Mail) Residents in Yardley complain about noise from a rumble strip. A BCC spokesperson said it was installed as part of the original housing development and is an important road safety measure

Cheating city school head and deputy banned from teaching (Birmingham Mail) The former head and deputy of Regents Park primary have been banned from teaching for falsifying SATs scores

Feature on major investment in Birmingham in Destination magazine, including quote from Sir Albert Bore

Tunnel closure delays 'expected' (BBC online) Delays are to be expected due to tunnel closure

Regional Headlines:

First take-off from new £40m runway – A new flight route between Birmingham and China, the first UK service to operate outside London, lands at the city’s airport

Bob Jones memorial - hundreds are today expected to attend the funeral of former West Midlands police and crime commissioner Bob Jones

National Headlines:

MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands – The first bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning

Life Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM – The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict

Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening – The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park

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