Media Watch – Sept 24

By on 24/09/2013 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Teachers vote for action over ‘threatening’ pupil (Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) Teachers have voted for industrial action after a pupil kicked out for allegedly threatening classmates with a knife at Saltley school was allowed to return

Extensive 20mph zones considered (BBC online) Speed limits of 20mph could be introduced on 90 per cent of Birmingham roads in a proposal being considered by the city council

Tories fail in challenge to halt £62m bin scheme (Birmingham Mail) An official challenge to the £62m rollout of wheelie bins in Birmingham failed on a knife-edge vote. Cllrs James McKay and Robert Alden quoted

Questions to be asked (Route One) The region’s transport leaders will come together at a ‘Batting for the West Midlands’ dinner in October to discuss transport and the economy. Sir Albert Bore will be a speaker at the event

Regional Headlines:

Man charged over rapper stab death – An 18-year-old man has been charged with the death of a rapper who was stabbed to death in Birmingham

Veil row college boss announces decision to leave – The leader of Birmingham Metropolitan College, Dame Christine Braddock, will retire next summer

National Headlines:

‘British and Americans among Kenyan militants’ – Kenya’s foreign minister has claimed a British woman and US citizens were among those who attacked the shopping complex in Nairobi

Milliband vows to cut small firm tax – Ed Milliband is to pledge to help about 1.5m small businesses in England by reversing a business rates rise if elected

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