Media Watch – Nov 25

By on 25/11/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City council stories:

Salary bill for supply teachers at £20m a year (Birmingham Mail) Spending on supply teachers by cash-strapped Birmingham schools rocketed to more than £20 million a year

City transport vision lacks ambition, says watchdog (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s 20-year transport vision lacks ambition and should include the development of a wide ranging train netowrk, a council watchdog committee has said. Comments were made at the council’s transport scrutiny committee
New blow for troubled school as head teacher quits (Birmingham Mail) The head teacher at Saltley school has left following an Ofsted report criticising the relationship between him and the board of governors
Prince William books in for new library visit (Birmingham Mail) The Duke of Cambridge will visit theLibrary of Birmingham as part of a visit to the city on Friday

Regional Headlines:

£75m project for stressed children – Birmingham’s children are to benefit from a £75m project (Headstart) to help them cope with the pressures of modern life.

HS2 bill goes before Parliament – The legislation giving the government the power to build the HS2 high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham is to go before Parliament

National Headlines:

New law to cap payday loan interest – The government is to introduce a new law to cap the cost of payday loans

Iran cheers deal as Israel warns – Cheering crowds in Iran welcome home negotiators who secured a deal on its nuclear programme with worls powers, which Israel calls a mistake

Trott leaves England’s Ashes tour – Jonathan Trott leaves the Ashes tour of Australia because of a long-standing stress-related condition

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