Media Watch – October 14

By on 14/10/2015 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Widespread coverage of Sir Albert Bore’s announcement that he is standing down as Leader of Birmingham City Council in December. Including:

Bore to stand down as Birmingham City Council leader (BBC) Sir Albert Bore is to stand down as leader of Birmingham City Council. Sir Albert said in a statement: “A new voice will see Birmingham through the next period in its history.”

Bore: I’m standing down for the good of Birmingham (Birmingham Mail pge 4 lead) Departing Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore said he was stepping down to offer stability amid mounting pressure on his position.

MP: Sir Albert Bore is a legend in his lifetime (Birmingham Mail pge 5 lead) Sir Albert Bore is ‘a legend in his lifetime’ and one of Birmingham’s greatest leaders an MP (Jack Dromey) has said.

Business and academic leaders pay tribute to departing Sir Albert Bore (Birmingham Post web) Business and academic leaders in Birmingham have paid tribute to Sir Albert Bore following his decision to step down as leader of Birmingham City Council.

Warning as vulnerable residents targeted by men posing as Medequip staff (B31 Blog) Residents across Birmingham, who use independent living equipment provided by Medequip, are being asked to be vigilant following two suspicious incidents.

Regional Headlines

Kenneth McRae killed wife Jane and then himself over knotweed fears
Nothing could have been done to prevent a man killing his wife and then himself over fears about Japanese knotweed blighting their home, a report says.

Connor Smith shooting: More murder inquiry arrests
Three more people have been arrested after the fatal shooting of a teenager in south Birmingham.

National Headlines

Hanging murder teen ‘failed by police’
A teenager hanged by a man obsessed with asphyxiating girls was failed by police and social workers, a report has found.

Osborne urges Labour MPs to rebel
Chancellor George Osborne has urged ‘moderate’ Labour MPs to support his financial plan in a vote later today.


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