Media Watch – June 30

By on 30/06/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Sir Albert Bore keen to build on China links (Birmingham Post) City council leader Sir Albert Bore has said Birmingham is open for business and wants to build on its established links with China over the next few years. Speaking at a conference in Brussels, the Labour leader highlighted three formal sister city relationships Birmingham has with China – with Changchun which began in 1983, Nanjing and Guangzhou – and promised to further develop them.

‘Exploited’ Birmingham girl gives birth (BBC) A 17-year-old girl who said she became pregnant by a man from a group found to have sexually exploited her has given birth, a High Court judge has said. The teenager is in the care of Birmingham City Council.

Heatwave safety warning issued to basking Brummies as temperatures set to rise (Sutton Coldfield Observer) As temperatures are set to soar in Birmingham this week safety advice has been issued by Birmingham City Council. The mercury is set to top 30 degrees centigrade (approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday (July 1) and the local authority is urging people to avoid trying to cool down in the ponds, lakes and canals across the Second City.

Old houses to go in car park plans (Birmingham Mail) City planners have ruled that a pair of empty semi-detached houses in the historic conservation area of Kings Norton can be pulled down to make way for a supermarket car park after being told it would cost £137,000 to fix them.

Calls for traffic safety measures at site of fatal accident (ITV Central) Safety campaigners are calling for action after two children died in a recent accident on Grove Lane in Handsworth.

Regional Headlines

Catholic Church ‘tipped off’ over child abuse priest
A paedophile priest fled the country after a police officer tipped off the Catholic Church in Birmingham, a sex abuse victim has claimed.

Tunisia beach attack: Ex-Birmingham City player and wife killed
A former Birmingham City footballer (Denis Thwaites) and his wife were among those killed in the Tunisian beach attack.

National Headlines

Tunisia attack: Injured Britons flown home by RAF
Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF.

‘Coasting schools’ face tough exam targets
Schools in England will face tougher exam targets, under plans announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.


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