Media Watch – May 1

By on 01/05/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Bid to keep Anglo-Saxon treasure (BBC) Councils bid to keep pieces of Anglo-Saxon treasure found in the same field as the Staffordshire Hoard alongside the original collection.

Bank lease plan faces challenge (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council faces a challenge over plans to put the historic Municipal Bank building on the market.

Muslim faith school pupils sent home over safety fears (Birmingham Mail) Some pupils at a Muslim faith school (Al-Furqan Primary in Tyseley) will miss out on more than a week of lessons after the building was shut over safety fears.

Council wants all care home staff to be paid ‘living wage’ but won’t contribute (UK Over 50s Housing Weekly News) The move is part of a new council business charter, under which the authority will urge suppliers taking its contracts to pay decent wages, create jobs locally and act in a socially responsible way.

Regional Headlines

Six men admit plot to bomb EDL rally
Six men from the West Midlands admit planning an attack on an English Defence League rally that was thwarted after they arrived late.

Grandfather killed leaving prayers
A grandfather of 22 is stabbed to death while on his way home from evening prayers in Birmingham.

National Headlines

Three UK soldiers die in Afghanistan
Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan after their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, the Ministry of Defence says.

Rapid rise in global family disputes
The number of cross-border family legal disputes referred to a UK judge who offers global assistance in such cases is rising sharply.

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