Media Watch – May 30

By on 30/05/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Go-ahead for tennis centre (Birmingham Mail) A factory which has remained empty because its yard is too small for lorries is to get a new lease of life as an indoor tennis centre.  Quotes Cllr Barry Henley.

Nursery to fight new council business charter (Birmingham Mail) A nursery has launched a petition against Birmingham City Council over new policies which it says could force it out of business. Quotes Cllr Brigid Jones. 

Gove 'must reveal when he was told about school plot' (Birmingham Mail) Education Secretary Michael Gove must reveal when he first knew about an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to take over Birmingham schools, Labour has insisted. 

Clancy wants more £45k jobs (Birmingham Mail) The backbench councillor making an audacious leadership bid is hoping to gain support by creating more top jobs for colleagues.  Quotes Cllr John Clancy.

Drivers dazzles by 'too bright' ad billboards (Birmingham Mail) City road safety chiefs have admitted there are concerns over illuminated billboards causing a distraction to motorists after a councillor admitted being dazzled by a bikini advert.  Quotes Cllr Bob Beauchamp and Cllr Barry Henley.

Regeneration site up for sale (Birmingham Mail) One of the most important regeneration sites in Birmingham city centre (Martineau Galleries) is set for a rebirth as it goes on sale.  Quotes Waheed Nazir, director of planning.

B-side project hunting best of Midland music (Birmingham Mail) A search is under way for the ultimate West Midlands music playing.

Residents' joy as care home plans rejected (Birmingham Mail) Residents in Sutton Coldfield are celebrating after successfully fighting plans for a 60-bed care home next door. Quotes Cllr David Barrie and Cllr Maureen Cornish.

Regional Headlines

More of sacked surgeon’s data probed – Further “irregularities” are found in a sacked Birmingham heart surgeon’s medical data.

Hunt asks Gove for Trojan answers – Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has written to Michael Gove over ‘unanswered questions’ about the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools

Man arrested in Birmingham after Handsworth stabbing – A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a stabbing in Birmingham, police have said.

National Headlines

New NHS boss backs smaller hospitals – Smaller community hospitals should play a bigger role especially in the care of older patients, the new head of the NHS in England says

India outrage over hanged girls – Villagers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two girls were gang raped and hanged express fury at the response of police.

Google offers ‘right to forget’ form – Google launches a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from search results, after a European court ruling.

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