Media Watch – October 13

By on 13/10/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Labour revolt as Bore faces battle for power (Birmingham Mail, page 8 lead) Further coverage of recent resignations within the Birmingham Labour group. Further speculation also on BBC WM

Teachers’ extremist fears over boy, 10, after he complains about lack of prayer room (Telegraph, Mirror and Daily Mail, all online) Reports that a pupil at Parkfield school in Birmingham was reported to counter-terrorism police after a series of concerns. Quotes the head teacher from an earlier interview on Radio 4 saying there were a number of incidents which collectively showed concerning behaviour

Primark submits plans for city store (Express and Star, page 26) Plans have been submitted to the city council’s planning committee for a city centre Primark store

Regional Headlines:

Three held after fatal shooting – Three men have been arrested after the fatal shooting of a teenager in Birmingham

National Headlines:

Labour U-turn over budget surplus vote – Labour says it will now oppose plans to force future governments to keep a budget surplus, prompting anger among some of its MPs

Dutch to issue MH17 disaster report – The Dutch Safety Board is to publish its final report on what caused flight MH17 to break-up over rebel-held eastern Ukraine

UK pensioner faces 360 lashes over Saudi wine – A UK pensioner caught with home-made wine in Saudi Arabia could receive 360 lashes


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