Media Watch – Nov 30

By on 30/11/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Kids go for a spin at market (Birmingham Mail) Children from a Birmingham special school (Mayfield) were left in a playful spin after they were offered free carousel rides at the city’s German Market.

Parents’ road safety protest (Birmingham Mail) Worried parents staged a road safety protest outside a Birmingham school (Featherstone Junior and Infants), claiming it was ‘only a matter of time’ before a child was seriously hurt.

A third of schools in lowest ratings (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) Nearly a third of Birmingham schools inspected in the past year are bracketed in Ofsted’s two lowest ratings, a new report has revealed.

Grand plan for car park (Birmingham Mail) A prime Birmingham city centre location - used as a car park for more than a decade - could be developed into a new commercial district with a hotel and offices. Plans for the second phase of the Masshouse scheme will go to Birmingham City Council on December 6.

£360-a-day for staff (Birmingham Mail) Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council is paying temporary agency staff up to £360 per day to cover key positions.

Loan shark cash to aid community (BIrmingham Mail) Consumer watchdogs are set to use thousands of pounds clawed back from loan sharks in a bid to help communities in Birmingham.

Birmingham gets go ahead for Lord Heseltine pilot (Insider Media) The Prime Minster has given his consent for Birmingham to be to be used as a test case for Lord Heseltine’s ‘No Stone Unturned’ report.

Regional Headlines

Man denies murder over park body
A man denies a murder charge after a 58-year-old man was apparently hit and killed by a car in a West Midlands public park.

Wolves manager’s car ‘vandalised’
A car belonging to Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stale Solbakken is vandalised outside his Staffordshire apartment.

National Headlines

Rise to challenge, press urged
The newspaper industry must act urgently to avoid the need for statutory regulation, Culture Secretary Maria Miller says.

Labour in triple by-election win
Labour wins by-elections in Croydon North, Middlesbrough and Rotherham, seeing off challenges from UKIP and Conservatives.

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