Media Watch – May 12

By on 12/05/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Street silenced as rush hour hit by roadworks (Birmingham Mail) Part of Broad Street was ‘eerily’ quiet yesterday, because it was shut due to the next stage of Paradise roadworks. Quotes traffic manager Kevin Hicks

Drivers delayed as roadworks start (BBC online) Drivers were stuck in traffic as the next stage of Paradise works got under way

Polling day rap for Ladywood (Birmingham Mail) Party activists campaigned inside polling stations, a team of observers has warned. The findings were published by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

‘Trojan Horse’ school is to be renamed (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Park View school is to be renamed Alum Rock academy

Sir Albert Bore sees off challenge to city council leadership (Post online) Sir Albert won out after a challenge from Cllr John Clancy

Regional Headlines:

Brain damaged boy in £13m payout – A boy from Walsall who suffered brain damage at birth has been awarded a £13m compensation package

Detective paid £20,000 in overtime – A West Mercia Police officer was paid more than £20,000 in overtime last year

National Headlines:

Picasso work smashes auction record – Picasso’s Women of Algiers becomes the most expensive painting to sell at auction

New cabinet to meet for first time – David Cameron will tell the first all-Tory cabinet to meet for 18 years they are ‘the party of working people’


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