Media Watch – June 5

By on 05/06/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council stories:

Further analysis of the Trojan Horse allegations prior to official publication by Ofsted of inspections of 21 schools, including on-going issues between Michael Gove and Teresa May (Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Birmingham Mail, BBC) The Guardian quotes Andy Howell, the city's head of education in the 1990s, saying the local authority had lost its capacity to govern schools because of changes to the education system

Governors expelled (Birmingham Mail, BBC online, BBC WM, Birmingham Post) The former chair of governors and other former governors at Al-Hijrah school have been banned from the site

Construction firm signs charter to create jobs for young people (Birmingham Post) Galliford Try is building a new dental hospital on the former BBC Pebble Mill site. Cllr Tahir Ali pictured

Lifford Lane traffic issues (BBC WM) Richard Burden MP interviewed urging the council and police to take urgent traffic calming action near the household recycling centre

Three women at city's top table as Bore names new cabinet (Birmingham Post) The appointments of Cllrs Penny Holbrook and Lisa Trickett mean there are three women in the cabinet of nine

New Tory chief: give us three years (Birmingham Post) The Conservatives should set themselves a target of running Birmingham within three years, according to new group leader Cllr Robert Alden

Regional Headlines:

Record 6,000 jobs created by foreign investment – A record number of jobs have been created in the Greater Birmingham area through foreign investment

Police 'failing' over discrimination – A report finds significant failings in the way West Midlands Police and two other English forces deal with allegations of discrimination by the public

HS2 rail project may leave golf course in a huge hole - Kenilworth golf club has lodged an objection to the first phase of HS2 as it fears losing its 16th hole under a compulsory purchase order

National Headlines:

£1bn 'shortfall' in PPI compensation – Some major banks may have underpaid by up to £1bn the compensation certain customers are due for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance, the BBC learns

Feed firm 'saddened' by baby death – The manufacturer of a hospital feed “strongly linked” to the death of one baby and illness of 14 others says it is “saddened” by what has happened

D-Day veterans attending events – Events marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day are taking place ahead of Friday’s major commemoration on Sword Beach in Normandy

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