Media Watch – July 5

By on 05/07/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

‘City Deal’ go ahead for £25m medical centre (Birmingham Post, BBC) A new £25m medical centre bringing together businesses and academics is to be built in Birmingham after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg agreed to sign a ‘city deal’ that could bring 10,800 jobs to the region.

Housing crisis could see green belt lad sacrificed (Birmingham Post) Birmingham’s new Labour administration has refused to rule out building on the green belt as it looks to solve the city’s increasing housing crisis.

Bore keeps both high profile jobs (Birmingham Post) Labour council leader Sir Albert Bore has successfully fended off a Tory motion to stop him holding down two high-profile public sector jobs.

Brum’s worst school is transformed (Birmingham Mail) Ten years ago Hodge Hill School was the worst performing secondary school in Birmingham. Head teacher Marie McMahon turned the school around by going back to basics.

Under-threat garden show ‘will go ahead’ (Birmingham Mail) An assurance has been given that Birmingham’s Gardeners’ Weekend show will take place this year despite fears of a funding crisis.

All change please! Bus stops on move (Birmingham Mail) Major changes are to be unveiled today for Birmingham city centre bus passengers.

Local Government Leaders Quarterly: round up from Birmingham (Guardian) Councils warned that inefficiency and poor commissioning practice is holding local government back at members' event.

Regional Headlines

‘Bad non-disclosure’ condemned
Judges condemn the “serious perversion of the course of justice” which led to five men having convictions quashed for murder.

Muslim veil attacker avoids jail
A Solihull man is given a suspended prison sentence for pulling a niqab veil off a Muslim woman.

National Headlines

Six arrested in anti-terror raids
Five men and a woman suspected of terrorism offences have been arrested as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Army restructuring plans due
The defence secretary is to announce details of how the Army will be restructured as it cuts a fifth of troops over a decade.

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