Media Watch – June 17

By on 17/06/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Further coverage of Trojan Horse, including:

• A commons select committee will hear evidence from Birmingham City Council (BBC WM)

• The LGA calls for councils to have greater powers over academies and free schools (The Guardian, Birmingham Mail)

• The vice-chair of Park View Educational Trust says the Ofsted reports into the trust's schools are 'shoddy' (BBC online)

Praise for new commissioner (Birmingham Mail) Sir Albert Bore told the city council's cabinet that the children's services department has a better chance of improving following the appointment of a Government commissioner

Buzz-ness studies! (Birmingham Mail) There was a swarm of bees at World's End school in Quinton which Birmingham City Council experts dealt with

Regional Headlines:

10,000 NHS patients in data breach – As many as 10,000 NHS patients may have been affected by data protection breaches by a private firm, based in Birmingham

Jail for driver who killed young boy - A driver who knocked down and killed a five-year-old in Erdington has been jailed for five years

National Headlines:

UK is set to re-open Iran embassy – Foreign Secretary William Hague is set to announce the UK will re-open its embassy in Iran’s capital, Tehran

Clashes on approaches to Baghdad – Iraqi troops are engaged in heavy clashes with Sunni Islamist militants in Baquba, about 60km from the capital Baghdad, reports say

Fried food limit in school meals – School meals in England will have to include at least one portion of vegetables a day and there will be a limit on fried food and pies

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