Media Watch – May 14

By on 14/05/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Sir Albert backs apprentices' drive (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has hailed construction group Willmot Dixon's approach to apprentices as a shining example

'Trojan Horse' allegations continued coverage (Radio 4 Today) The radio programme reported from Birmingham, interviewing parents at Park View Academy, and referencing the council investigation

Travellers move on to Plaza site (Birmingham Mail) Travellers have moved to land earmarked for the city's new Digital Plaza development (the derelict car park at the Birmingham Science Park). A council spokesperson said advice would be given to the landowners

Angry residents dump rotting waste in street (Daily Express) Further coverage of people putting out green waste for collection without paying the £35 charge

Trees and cities (Forestry Journal) Coverage of the council's position as a biophilic city - those that aim to put the environment centre stage

Regional Headlines:

Ambulance service is fined £2.6m – West Midlands Ambulance Service is fined £2.6m for failing to reach one of its key targets for life threatening calls

Judge orders review of bar death – The High Court orders a review into the decision not pursue a prosecution over the death of a man who was restrained by door staff outside a bar

National Headlines:

Turkey mine blast death toll rises – An explosion at a mine in Turkey leaves 201 workers dead as a huge rescue operation gets under way to reach hundreds still trapped underground

Scores more sex gang victims found – Police in Oxford identify a further 50 to 60 young women as potential victims of a paedophile ring which operated in the city between 2004 to 2012

Ukraine hosts talks in new peace bid – Ukraine is due to host round-table talks in Kiev amid renewed efforts to find a negotiated settlement to the crisis in the east of the country

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