Media Watch – Oct 11

By on 11/10/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

The party’s over (Birmingham Post) Birmingham is set to end subsidies to attract party conferences to the city – meaning Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will look elsewhere.

City to consider LEA’s future in academies era (Birmingham Post) The future of Birmingham City Council’s education department in the face of the rise of academies will be decided by the end of the year.

Uniform protest school head must reapply for job (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) A crisis-hit Birmingham school (Castle Vale Performing Arts College) has advertised for a new head teacher just weeks after pupils pelted staff with eggs in a row over school uniforms.

‘Living exhibits’ tell their tales of Brum (Birmingham Mail) A host of famous faces are to become ‘living exhibits’ and tell stories of their life in Birmingham. Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen, Apprentice star Nick Holzherr and inspirational fundraiser Harry Moseley’s mum Georgina are among those taking part at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from tomorrow.

Get set for the biggest Brum run (Birmingham Mail) The 18,000 athletes taking part in this year’s Bupa Great Birmingham Run have been promised a ‘big event’ atmosphere when they line up at the start.

Guide dog leads Lord Mayor on ‘blind’ tour (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Lord Mayor stepped out with a four-legged friend as he walked in the shoes of blind people.

Carillion gets Birmingham £600m Green Deal (Builders’ Merchants News, Architects Journal) Carillion Energy Services is preferred bidder for Birmingham City Council’s £600m retrofitting deal to improve energy efficiency for 60,000 houses.

Regional Headlines

Man charged over flat fire death
A 20-year-old man is charged with murder and arson after the death of a man at a flat fire in Willenhall.

Fatal cancer ‘missed 30 times’
A family calls for an inquest into a woman’s death claiming her cervical cancer was misdiagnosed 30 times by two hospitals.

National Headlines

Thousands of pupils resit GCSEs
More than 45,000 students are due to resit their English GCSEs next month after a row about the grading, figures given to the BBC by exam boards show.

PM sets out WWI centenary plan
Prime Minister David Cameron is to set out plans to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI at a speech in London later.

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