Media Watch – June 26

By on 26/06/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Keanu Williams verdict – extensive coverage across local and national news of life sentence given to Keanu’s mother Rebecca Shuttleworth. (Birmingham Mail)

Birmingham City Council’s children’s services director takes unplanned leave of absence (Birmingham Mail)

School reforms in Birmingham (BBC WM/Midlands Today) Cllr Brigid Jones interviewed following launch of education services review

Watchdogs net award for war on faked goods (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team received a national award from the anti-counterfeiting group after seizing more than 85,000 fake goods worth a staggering £3million

Growth masterplan for Birmingham and Solihull published (West Midlands Housing News) A masterplan aiming to drive growth in the West Midlands and create up to 100,000 new jobs has been unveiled

Regional Headlines:

New hunt ordered after Hillsborough files found (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) West Midlands Police has launched a three-month hunt for Hillsborough documents after new files were discovered by chance during a routine storage search

Man charged over double murder (BBC online) A man has been charged with murdering a mother and her baby in Billesley, Birmingham

New store opens doors and serves up 300 jobs (Birmingham Mail) A new Morrisons store has open in Sheldon, Birmingham creating 300 jobs

National Headlines:

Osborne to outline £11.5billion of cuts – Chancellor George Osborne is to detail where £11.5bn of Whitehall cuts will be made in 2015-16

US-UK intelligfence-sharing ‘vital’ – Britain and the US should have pride in their intelligence-sharing, foreign secretary William Hague has said in Los Angeles

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