Media Watch – Oct 28

By on 28/10/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Druids Heath couple kicked out of own home after being branded trespassers (Birmingham Mail, Daily Mail) A Birmingham couple branded trespassers in their own home by a High Court judge, have told how they face financial ruin and life on the streets after being kicked out by city council bailiffs.

19-point plan to keep Brum children safe (Birmingham Mail) Stopping child sexual exploitation in Birmingham will be one of the biggest challenges facing child protection workers this year, council chiefs have revealed.

Christmas through the ages at city’s street parade (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s Christmas parade is set to spark festive spirit in the city with floats representing Christmas traditions through the ages.

4,000 pupils miss out on first choice places in primary schools race (Birmingham Mail) 4,000 reception class pupils have been forced to take up places at schools their parents hoped they could avoid. Reception intake stats issued in April this year – 86.9% offered first preference http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2014/04/reception-class-offers-2014-intake/

How debt mountain of unpaid council tax is worth £450 for every family in some parts of the country (Daily Mail) Birmingham referenced in story about levels of unpaid council tax across the country.

Regional Headlines

Force ‘lacking’ in child protection
West Midlands Police has a lack of understanding of the extent of child sexual exploitation in the area it serves, inspectors say.

Rowett named as Birmingham manager
Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett leaves the League Two club to take over at Championship strugglers Birmingham City.

National Headlines

Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the closure of 150 branches over the next three years.

Four bodies found at Bradford house
A man, woman and two teenage girls are found dead at a house in Bradford.

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