Media Watch – May 5

By on 05/05/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Trojan Horse coverage (Daily Mail, Birmingham Mail, Times, BBC online and WM) Claims made at a teachers’ conference that hardliners are still ‘active’ in schools. A city council spokesperson said none of these allegations had previously been reported to the council, but they would now be looked into

Host of new arrivals at Birmingham wildlife park ( Further coverage of the new babies at the former nature centre

Great Birmingham 10k run (Birmingham Mail, Monday and Tuesday, BBC online) Coverage of Sunday’s 10k run

Missing kids left at risk for 6 years (Birmingham Mail, Monday) Report that both the city council and West Midlands Police have failed to properly keep records of missing children. The city council said ‘we know our past data is poor and inaccurate…and fully accept our work was not meeting the needs of children’

School expansion part of plans to boost pupil places across the city (Great Barr Observer) A planning application to expand two classrooms and the dining hall at Greenholm primary school has been submitted to the city council

Running promoted in parks (Horticulture Week) Birmingham City Council and Sport England are planning to spend £3m on promoting running in local authority green spaces

Regional Headlines:

Girl, 4, seriously injured in car crash – A girl has suffered a serious head injury after four people were hit by a car in Chelmsley Wood

University jobs may go while boss claims over £17k for luxury flights – Aston university may have to axe staff, while research has found its boss has claimed thousands of pounds in expenses

National Headlines:

Ovarian cancer blood test ‘boost’ – A 14 year UK trial of regular blood tests shows such success in early detection of ovarian cancer it could lead to a national screening programme

Rotherham abuse warnings released – Fresh evidence has emerged that authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation in 2003

Further widespread election coverage


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