Media Watch – Oct 4

By on 04/10/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Keanu Williams serious case review – widespread national and regional coverage of the publication of Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board’s serious case review into the death of Keanu Williams

Headteacher quits as SATs results probed (Birmingham Mail) A headteacher and her deputy have resigned at an ‘outstanding’ Birmingham primary school, amid a probe into SATs results

Summit held to discuss fatal stabbings in the city (Birmingham Mail) Council and community leaders gathered in Birmingham to discuss what can be done about the city’s growing problem with knife crime

11,000 council staff in line for cash windfall (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council bosses and trade union leaders have reached an equal pay agreement

£58,000-a-day in profit for council services firm (Birmingham Mail) A company outsourcing services from cash-strapped Birmingham City Council is making £58,400 in profits a day

1p-a-drink club survives after spate of violence (Birmingham Mail) A nightclub has been told at planning committee that it must win approval from police before staging future drinks promotions

Council staff broke away as cuts loomed (Birmingham Mail) Council staff who feared they would get the chop as part of huge council cutbacks decided to quit – and set up their own company

Regional Headlines:

Wife’s stabbing ‘was preventable’ – The stabbing to death of a woman by her mentally ill husband could have been prevented, an inquiry has found

Brum food scene rated world class – Birmingham’s restaurant scene is ‘world class’ according to the editor of the prestigious Michelin Guide

National Headlines:

Search resumes for Italy boat dead – Italian divers search for the bodies of more than 20 African migrants missing after their boat sank of the island of Lampedusa

Examine Mail culture, Miliband urges – Labour leader Ed Miliband urges Lord Rothermere, owner of the Mailo newspaper titles, to take a ‘long, hard look’ at the way they are run

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