Media Watch – May 12

By on 12/05/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

‘No Trojan Horse extremism links’ Birmingham teachers hear (BBC) Birmingham City Council officials investigating an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to take control of schools say they have seen no evidence of links to extremism, BBC News has learned.

Council expects ‘firestorm' over Trojan Horse schools plot (Sunday Telegraph) Birmingham City Council bosses reveal their fears over the impending publication of official reports into the alleged Trojan Horse plot.

Mum’s pain over son’s ‘lost’ ashes (Birmingham Mail) A grieving mum who visited her son’s grave for 20 years has discovered it may not contain his ashes.

Chelsea Flower Show digs into trench life to mark Great War (Sunday Times) Birmingham City Council has teamed-up with the Royal British Legion for a Chelsea Flower Show display marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Foster advice at central library (Birmingham Mail) Anyone considering fostering a child is being urged to find out more at the Library of Birmingham during Foster Care Fortnight starting on Monday.

Council say no u-turn as rubbish piles up in the street (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s bin boss has hit back at mounting criticism over the axing of free garden waste collections and told taxpayers: “This is what cuts look like.”

Time to enter green awards (Birmingham Mail) Time is running out to enter Birmingham’s sustainability and recycling awards.

Flats scheme for city’s old Mint bang on the money (Birmingham Mail) New plans to convert the historic Birmingham Mint building into flats have been given the green light.

Regional Headlines

Stabbing victim was mother of three
Three girls found asleep in a West Midlands house where a man and woman died were the daughters of the dead woman, it emerges.

Pub car park stabbing man critical
A 21-year-old man is stabbed on a pub car park in Dudley in the early hours, leaving him in a critical condition.

National Headlines

UK mental health cost of Afghan war
There has been a “significant increase” in the number of Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health treatment, charity Combat Stress says. How is PTSD diagnosed?

Death driver urged to ‘do right thing’
Police renew their appeal to the driver of a car who killed a 14-year-old girl in Sheffield, to “do the right thing and come forward”.

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