Media Watch – June 24

By on 24/06/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Campaigning mum’s a step closer in fight for place at specialist school for dyslexic son, 11 (Birmingham Mail) A city school pupil is to now be statutorily assessed for an Education Health and Care Plan after the council originally said he did not meet the criteria for an assessment.

Slow moo-ving traffic (Birmingham Mail) Traffic was affected when a herd of cows escaped from Sutton Park early yesterday morning.

Grove Lane accident (Extensive local media coverage) Further reporting on the recent incident that saw two girls from Wilkes Green Infant and Junior School killed. Cllr Waseem Zaffar interviewed following meeting with transport officials, saying the concerns of the community will be fully considered and any safety measures need to be implemented using the knowledge and expertise of professionals – based on information that comes out of the formal investigations into the incident.

Regional Headlines

6,000 fines have been issued to parents across the West Midlands over the past four years as a result of the non-attendance of their children at school, new figures obtained by the BBC have revealed.

National Headlines

Border security is being stepped up in northern France and Dover after migrants desperate to reach the UK tried to exploit ferry strike action.

The Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow maintenance work costing £150m to be carried out. It is one option being considered by the royal household, which says the upkeep of the London palace is now a “significant financial challenge”. It needs new plumbing and wiring and has not been decorated since 1952, the year the Queen ascended the throne.

David Cameron is to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks in Berlin later, ahead of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. The pair will discuss EU reform, with the UK’s aims to be considered by European leaders at Thursday’s meeting.


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