Media Watch – March 25

By on 25/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

'Trojan Horse' school hits back onTwitter (Birmingham Mail) One teacher from Park View School has criticised the city council for taking part in a 'witch hunt' against the school.

Chargeable green recycling service (BBC WM - Danny Kelly Show) Cllrs James McKay and Deidre Alden discussed the merits of the £35-a-year service, after it was suggested that a knock-on effect of the charge was increased traffic near the city's Household Recycling Centres.

Regional Headlines

The headteacher of Small Heath School has banned “Red Bull-style” energy drinks, saying they are replacing breakfast for some pupils, affecting concentration in classes.

Birmingham-based TV drama Peaky Blinders has been nominated for six Bafta awards.

National Headlines

Australian officials say the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been suspended because of bad weather.

Royal Mail plans to cut 1,600 roles as part of a drive to cut costs, mainly among its head office managerial staff. The postal delivery service says the net effect will be 1,300 job losses as it plans to create 300 new or enhanced roles at the same time. It says the cuts are part of its aim to make costs savings of £25m in 2014-15.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Andriy Deshchytsia, for the first time since Russia’s move into Crimea triggered a diplomatic crisis.

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