Media Watch – May 4

By on 04/05/2011 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Leaders debate ahead of tomorrow’s local elections. Cllr Mike Whitby, Cllr Paul Tilsley and Cllr Sir Albert Bore head to head on BBC WM.

Vote fraud trio made bankrupt (Birmingham Mail) Three shamed Labour politicians sacked from the city council for their part in a notorious postal vote fraud have been declared bankrupt due to overwhelming legal costs.

New strikes for youth workers (Birmingham Mail) Staff at a Birmingham youth service are staging a second walkout today over planned cuts and redundancies.

Blaze school building condemned (Birmingham Mail) The junior building of a Birmingham primary school (Harborne Primary) has been condemned after a severe blaze leaving 360 children in need of places elsewhere. http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2011/04/harborne-primary-school-fire/

City’s hidden treasures (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s hidden haul of historic treasures have gone on show to the public of the city’s Museum Collections Centre.

Massive rise in kids at risk from abuse (Birmingham Mail) The number of children deemed to be at risk of abuse in Birmingham has soared by more than 40 per cent in the last five years.

Appeal to halt the tide of off-licences (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham councillor (Cllr Reg Corns) has taken his battle against the tide of off-licences to the very top and is calling on the Government to give communities more power to stop shops selling booze.

Regional Headlines

Northampton family stabbing murders: Suspect named
Police investigating the murder of a family-of-four in Northampton name a Birmingham-based businessman they wish to trace.

University of Wolverhampton to charge £8,500 fees
University of Wolverhampton has decided to charge £8,500 per year for all undergraduate degrees from 2012.

National Headlines

Prosecutor reviews Ian Tomlinson inquest evidence
Evidence that emerged during the inquest into the death of the newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson is to be reviewed by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Final day of election campaigning gets under way
The UK’s political parties are gearing up for a final campaign push ahead of Thursday’s elections.

Tube strikes: Dates for walkout by drivers revealed
Union bosses have revealed details of a series of Tube strikes due to start in less than two weeks.

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