Media Watch – June 24

By on 24/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

City Tunnels in shutdown (Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury) Refurbishment work has begun on Birmingham's city centre tunnels - prompting closure overnight.  Work is being carried out by Amey.

City schools to trial new Baccalaurate scheme
(Birmingham Mail) Ten Schools across Birmingham and Solihull have volunteered to test a new Birmingham Baccalaurate certificate designed to ready pupils for the world of work.

Mummified cat at Curzon Street plot
(Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury) Birmingham City council spokesman said when plans for the new station loomed closer, discussions would take place about selling the station to High Speed Two Ltd.

Primary school first to open key archive (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham Primary is set to be the first state school in the UK to open an Archon directory archiving the history of school and the community.

Regional Headlines

Walsall Ashia Mosque bomb: Police terrorism unit called
A bomb found at a mosque in Walsall is being investigated by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

LA Fitness Erdington pool ceiling collapse injures four
Four people were injured when a plasterboard ceiling at a fitness centre collapsed above a Birmingham swimming pool.

National Headlines

Lawrence police smear claims: Cameron demands investigation
Peter Francis, who says he says he posed as an anti-racism campaigner, served in the Met’s now-disbanded Special Demonstration Squad

South Africa tense over Mandela’s critical condition

South Africans are heading to work in a sombre mood as they await news on former President Nelson Mandela.


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