Media Watch – June 21

By on 21/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Council deputy: Broad St closure was news to me (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council's deputy leader, Cllr Ian Ward, admitted he was not told that part of Broad Street would be closed to cars for six weeks this summer. Cllr Ward also confirmed the partial closure of Broad St would act as a live test for changes set to be triggered by the redevelopment of Paradise Circus and the extension of the Midland Metro to Centenary Square, due to take place over the next five years. Cllr Deirdre Alden also quoted.

Brum's schools best for poorer pupils at GCSEs (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham has the best GCSE results of any local authority outside London for children eligible for free school meals, inspector Ofsted has revealed.

Birmingham air pollution leads to calls for investment (BBC online)Campaigners have called on Birmingham City Council to increase investment to tackle 'toxic' air pollution.

Birmingham tech leader Proband invests £320,000 to create new jobs (Channel EMEA) Birmingham-based technology services provider Proband redeveloping its Camden St HQ. Cllr Ali quoted, highlighting the support of the Jewellery Quarter Property Assistance Programme.

Regional Headlines

A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow for Birmingham schoolgirl Gurkiren Kaur Loyal, allegedly murdered in a botched bid to harvest her organs.

UK Central, a huge scheme to create 100,000 jobs in the Midlands has been unveiled amid claims it would boost the economy by almost £20 billion.

18 MPs from across the region have signed a letter urging the Chancellor to make funding available to the regions.

National Headlines

More than a million people take part in anti-government protests across Brazil.

MPs to quiz NHS regulator CQC bosses on 'cover-up'

Labour ponders home building moves

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