Media Watch – June 18

By on 18/06/2014 in Media Watch

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• Park View vice principal: We did not tolerate any extremism (Birmingham Mail): Report on Lee Donaghy's appearance at the Commons' Home Affairs Select yesterday. Cllr Brigid Jones also quoted.

• Birmingham City leader to answer MPs ( Online report that Sir Albert was due to answer MPs questions at the Home Affairs Select Committee.

• Spending cuts 'to blame' for lapses, Birmingham City Council claims (The Independent): Report that budget cuts have forced a £2m cut in funding to the Prevent programme, aimed at protecting pupils being coerced into terrorism. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted.

• City's ex-schools boss puts blame on Gove for scandal (Birmingham Mail): Reporting Prof Tim Brighouse's comments made in a column for The Guardian.

• Welby defends tolerant church schools (The Times): Archbishop of Canterbury has defended church schools following Ofsted's findings that Muslim governors imposed a 'narrow faith-based ideology' in several Birmingham schools.

New bosses vowed troubled school will remain Islamic (Birmingham Mail): Report that the interim executive board which has taken over Al-Hijrah School and vowed to work with staff to raise standards.

HS2 depot could cost Brum 7,000 jobs, insists MP (Birmingham Mail): Report on comments made by Liam Byrne MP that plans for a high speed rail depot could ultimately cost the city 7,000 jobs.

Summer Birmingham tunnels closure details given (BBC Online): Coverage of the A38 tunnel closures roadshow in Victoria Square.

Drug and alcohol problems in Asian communities (BBC Asian Network): Birmingham Public Health’s Ricky Bhandal discussing the scale of the problem and the help available.

Birmingham: Investment Market Report (Property Investor News): An overview of property sectors in Birmingham, cites the housing benefit / local housing authority (LHA) markets and how Benefits Street depicted this.

Campaigners fight for a fairer wage (Nursery World): Report on campaign by PVI Support calling for Birmingham City Council to pay them the same rate as those in maintained nursery settings.

Mental health contract up for grabs (Healthcare Market News): Birmingham CCGs seek consortium bids for community and inpatient mental health services for young people.

Regional headlines

Laughing cops missed dad's fatal collapse (Birmingham Mail): Coverage of inquest into death of Lloyd Butler who died in a police cell.

Sandwell Hospital life support probe finds no clinical care errors (BBC Online).

National headlines

Cameron to meet advisors over Iraq.

White working class 'worst at school'.

NHS in England 'faces £2bn funding gap'.

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