Media Watch – March 25

By on 25/03/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

HSBC headquarters to relocate from London to Birmingham (BBC, FT, Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Midlands Business Insider, City AM, Citywire) The headquarters of the personal and business arm of HSBC bank will relocate from London to Birmingham, it has been announced.

Why HSBC’s move to Birmingham is a big deal for the city (Birmingham Mail) When HSBC announces it wants to move its UK headquarters, everyone wants a piece of the action. All the cities and major conurbations in the country line up and make their best case. And guess what, Birmingham’s was best.

Nansen Primary: Interim headteacher at Trojan Horse school axed after less than two months in the job (Birmingham Mail) The interim head of a Birmingham school embroiled in the Trojan Horse scandal has been axed after less than two months in the job.

Birmingham City Council housing officer jailed after raping single mum (Birmingham Mail) A city council housing officer raped a “vulnerable” single mother fearful of losing her home while her child slept next to her has been jailed for five years. Clive Glasford of Pamela Road, Northfield, has been jailed for five years for the sex attack at the victim’s house following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Developers ordered to tear down ‘favela’ style extensions in Birmingham suburb (Birmingham Mail) A development firm has been ordered to tear down unauthorised extensions in a Birmingham suburb compared to a Brazilian favela because of its massively-enlarged homes. Britannia Property Services was hit with a string of demands from Birmingham City Council following complaints about the size of extensions in Gristhorpe Road, Selly Oak.

Regional Headlines

HS2: Government has ‘no convincing case’ for £50bn rail line
The government has no convincing case for spending £50bn building the HS2 rail link between London and the North, a report by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee says.

Birmingham toddler truck death: Funeral takes place
The funeral of a toddler who died when a recovery truck hit a wall which then collapsed on him has taken place.

National Headlines

Britons ‘likely’ on board Alps plane
Some British nationals were “sadly likely” to have been on the plane that crashed in the French Alps, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

General Election 2015: SNP ‘could block Tory government’
The SNP would block a minority Conservative government by voting down its Queen’s Speech if it held the post-election balance of power, its former leader Alex Salmond has said.

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