Media Watch – June 3

By on 03/06/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories

Trojan Horse - widespread national coverage

• School governor Tahir Alam linked to Trojan Horse plot is an Ofsted inspector.

• Six schools in Islam Trojan Horse plot face closure threat.

• Trojan Horse storm breaking over Birmingham's schools as Ofsted has ordered new inspections into 21 schools.

• 'Muslim school plot' fears were raised in letter to then Prime Minister John Major in 1994.

Al-Hijrah School staff and parents reject new governors – widespread local and national coverage.

Queen's Baton Relay in Brum (Birmingham Mail): Coverage of the Queen's Baton Relay which was staged in Birmingham yesterday.

Two women appointed to senior council roles (Birmingham Post): Report on the cabinet reshuffle, focusing on Cllr Holbrook and Cllr Trickett joining the council's 'top table'.

Akamba helps council secure gold at Chelsea Flower Show (Birmingham Mail): Story on Akamba Heritage which provided parts of the city council's gold-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Darren Share, head of parks, quoted.

Regional headlines

Heartbroken parents of Rebecca McManus, have spoken of the tragic loss of their daughter after a motorist crashed into a Hagley Road bus stop on Saturday.

Large section of house collapses in Beaks Hill Road, King's Norton yesterday.

Farewell to 125 years of manufacturing at Dunlop Motorsport plant as staff prepared to leave the Erdington factory for the last time.

National headlines

EU urges the UK to overhaul council tax to raise taxes on higher value properties, build more homes and adjust the Help to Buy scheme to help boost growth.

Skin cancer trial results for treatments for advanced melanoma, released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, are described as 'exciting and striking'.

Madeline McCann police search uses radar to search scrub land in Praia da Luz.

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