Media Watch – March 7

By on 07/03/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

‘Jihadist plot to take over Birmingham schools’ (Birmingham Mail) An alleged plot by Islamic fundamentalists to take over Birmingham schools by ousting headteachers and staff through dirty tricks campaigns is being investigated by education chiefs.

18,000 bus lane fines in Birmingham ‘to be reviewed’ (BBC, ITV Central, Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council says it is to review 18,000 fines issued to motorists caught driving in bus lanes in the city.

Search for new Birmingham adoption carers (BBC) A campaign to persuade more people to adopt children has been launched in Birmingham. Did you catch our adoption and fostering webchat? See it here.

The best of Birmingham is honoured at Commons (Birmingham Mail) A special event was held at the House of Commons to promote the best that the region has to offer.

Ongoing widespread coverage of the sale of the NEC Group.

Regional Headlines

Birmingham City owner Yeung jailed
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.

Lawyers staging second cuts walk-out
Barristers in Birmingham are among thousands of lawyers planning to walk out in protest at legal aid cuts in England and Wales.

National Headlines

Neville Lawrence voices inquiry fear
The father of Stephen Lawrence expresses his fears that the truth will not emerge from a public inquiry into undercover policing.

Apology over level crossing deaths
Network Rail offers a “full and unreserved apology” to families bereaved by level crossing accidents, as MPs criticise its handling of deaths in the past.

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