Media Watch – June 27

By on 27/06/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Birmingham politicians and parents speak out against Trojan horse scandal (widespread coverage in Guardian online, BBC, ITV, BBCWM) Reports on the 'Hand off our schools' public meeting held on Thursday night. Quotes Cllr Barry Henley.

Free school head's fury at officials over funding cut (Birmingham Mail) The angry head teacher of an inner city free school (Kajans Hospitality and Catering Studio College) which has had its funding dramatically withdrawn has lashed out at the Department for Education.  Quotes council spokeswoman.

Poppies tribute to WW1 truce (Birmingham Mail) Thousands of poppy seeds will recreate the famous football match that saw a truce called on Christmas Day during World War One.  Quotes head of parks, Darren Share. 

Taxpayers' Alliance accuses city of an 'immoral' waste of cash (Birmingham Mail) The Taxpayers' Alliance has accused Birmingham City Council of wasting cash (on tree planting).  Quotes council spokesman.

Regional Headlines

Man wanted for bar slashing arrested – A man is arrested months after he was sentenced in absence to three years for slashing two men’s faces in a bar in The Mailbox, Birmingham.

Law graduate Rhiannon Brooker jailed over false rape claims – A law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of rape as an excuse for failing her exams has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Travellers force Elston Hall Primary sports day postponement – A school has postponed two sports days after travellers moved onto playing fields in Wolverhampton.

National Headlines

EU summit set to confirm Juncker -  An EU summit is poised to confirm Jean-Claude Juncker as next European Commission president, despite strong UK opposition

Putin aide calls Ukraine head ‘Nazi’ – A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin lashes out at Ukraine’s president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal.

Police deny ‘failure’ over jihadists – The head of Wales’ counter-terrorism unit denies that police are failing to combat the radicalisation of young Muslims, after a video emerges of two Cardiff men preaching jihad.

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