Media Watch – Oct 18

By on 18/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Exam results scrapped over 'cheat' claims (Birmingham Mail) The Department for Education announced the summer tests for 11-year-olds at Regents Park Community Primary had been 'annulled'.

Council digs in heels to secure store cash deal (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a new Sainsbury store, shops and Life Sciences medical research campus at Selly Oak were approved unanimously by the council's planning committee. Cllrs Henley and Douglas Osborn quoted.

Tackling obesity (BBC WM) Public Health Birmingham’s Linda Hindle interviewed about NICE guidelines on how doctors should treat obese patients.

Double boost as two Tesco plans agreed (Birmingham Mail) The council's planning committee voted unanimously in support of plans for the Hazelwell Lane and Pershore Road site.

Group reveals £4m repair bill for city libraries (Birmingham Mail) Friends of Libraries group calling for investment in libraries to protect them from further damage.

New Metro is unveiled (Birmingham Mail) Council leader Sir Albert Bore unveiled the first of a fleet of new Midland Metro trams, just as the city council is set to approve a £40m extension of the line.

Anger over council firm's shoddy work (Birmingham Mail) Councillors raised serious concerns over performance of Acivico. Cllrs Mahmood, Willis and Stacey quoted.

Regional Headlines:

Two West Midlands Police officers are among those to receive bravery awards, joining an officer posthumously honoured after he was shot dead while tackling a gunman in the street near his home.

A Birmingham man is due in court on Friday charged with harassment, firearms and explosives offences.

National Headlines:

A man is charged with the murder of a Rotherham shopkeeper who was killed in a machete attack.

Campaigners plan to target a ceremony in London later where Prince Philip is due to rename the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship.

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