Media Watch – June 2

By on 02/06/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Continued extensive coverage of the Trojan Horse investigations.

Extensive coverage of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Birmingham

Council calls in experts to investigate Birmingham children’s poor health and grades (Birmingham Mail) A panel of experts is to investigate why so many Birmingham children are less healthy and do worse at school than kids elsewhere.

Golden girl Jessica Ennis joins Brum mums for workout in the park (Birmingham Mail, Express and Star, BBC WM) Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill joined a group of mums in Ward End Park in Birmingham and spoke about her first baby, due in July, and the importance of keeping fit. The London 2012 gold-medal winning athlete was helping launch new and fun activities for all the family, taking part in 50 council parks across the city this summer.

Probe after poll workers ‘told people how to vote’ (Sunday Mercury) Police and council officials are probing allegations that election workers at a Birmingham ward were “too close” to some candidates and were advising people how to vote.

Bore fights off latest challenge (Sunday Mercury) Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has vowed to unite his group of Labour councillors – after seeing off his third challenge to head up the local party in four years.

New plan set to transform former Central TV studios (Birmingham Mail, Insider Media) Plans are in for the first building at Birmingham’s Arena Central development, which comprise a 140,000 sq ft eight-storey mixed-use property.

Why has council limited takeaways (BBC) Birmingham City Council takes step to combat obesity epidemic.

Setback for lap dancing club plans (Birmingham Mail) A plan which could see a fourth lapdancing club open along Birmingham’s Golden Mile has hit the brakes again.

Regional Headlines

Striker had ‘boxer’s brain condition’
A leading neuropathologist says former England striker Jeff Astle died from a brain condition usually found in boxers.

Plea for boy, 6, trapped in Syria
The father of a six-year-old British boy, born in Birmingham, trapped in Syria is appealing to the government to help him escape.

National Headlines

Savile abuse reports ‘reach 500′
There have been at least 500 reports of abuse by Jimmy Savile.

Madeleine police search scrubland
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann seal off a large area of scrubland in Praia da Luz.

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