Media Watch – July 30

By on 30/07/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Trojan Horse: Police to investigate if any crimes have been committed (Birmingham Mail) Police have begun an investigation into the Trojan Horse scandal after receiving potential new evidence from former anti-terrorism chief Peter Clarke.

Silent protest in Birmingham as city council refuses to fly Palestinian flag (Birmingham Mail) Gaza supporters are to stage a silent protest in Victoria Square after Birmingham City Council refused to fly the Palestine flag.

Thousands more kids to get the flu jab (Birmingham Mail) Thousands more Midland children are to be offered the flu vaccine after a pilot scheme was extended. Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, quoted.

Planners do U-turn on Selly Oak ‘favela student eyesore’ (Birmingham Mail) Planners who complained student homes were turning a Birmingham suburb into a Brazilian-style favela have agreed to another home being extended for undergraduates.

Land sale leads to horseplay in all weather (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham has a new all-weather riding school (Hole Farm Trekking Centre) – thanks to a land sell-off by the city council.

Free physical activities including Zumba and tai chi on offer in Birmingham parks (Birmingham Mail) Free fitness activities are on offer in Birmingham's parks. Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives is running a packed programme of “Free, fun and healthy activities for everyone” in the green spaces of Birmingham.

Regional Headlines

Police force scraps partnership work
Staffordshire Police pulls out of a two-year partnership with West Midlands Police working on witness care and preparing court cases.

MP calls for end to flight path test
Meriden MP Caroline Spelman says flight path trials are not working and calls for an “urgent intervention” by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

National Headlines

Bank to unveil bonus clawback plan
The Bank of England is due to unveil a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.

Ebola virus ‘threatens’ UK
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a “threat” to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns.

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