Media Watch – Sept 3

By on 03/09/2014 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Jihadist video was shown to pupils (The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Daily Express, Daily Mail, BBC, ITV) Children were shown a violent promotional video for jihadist extremism in the classroom of a Birmingham school, the man who led an inquiry into the alleged Trojan horse plot has said.

Birmingham’s senior councillors urged to take £100k a year pay cut (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s senior councillors have been urged to take a £100,000 a year pay cut by an official panel of advisers.

Furniture firms fined for flouting fire safety laws (Birmingham Mail) Two firms caught selling potentially deadly furniture were fined following a probe by Birmingham Trading Standards.

Hundreds oppose homes plan for Martineau Education Centre, Harborne (BBC) Hundreds of people are fighting plans to demolish a former Birmingham school site to make way for 121 homes. Persimmon Homes wants to build on the derelict Martineau Education Centre off Balden Road in Harborne. Birmingham City Council officers are advising councillors to approve the plans subject to conditions. Tomorrow’s Planning Committee meeting will be webcast live here from 11am: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

2.7m visit Library of Birmingham in its first year (BBC WM) Double the number of visitors have visited the new Library of Birmingham in its first 12 months, compared with the old Central Library, new statistics show.

Have your say at ward meeting (Birmingham Mail) Moseley and Kings Heath residents can get up to speed with what is going on in their area at the next ward meeting.

Regional Headlines

Kidderminster kidnap: Six jailed after victim’s bones broken with hammers
Six men have been jailed for kidnapping a man, stripping him, breaking his bones with hammers then stabbing him.

Royal British Legion opens city drop-in centres
Royal British Legion drop-in centre set to open in Birmingham as the charity aims to become “more accessible” to those who need it.

National Headlines

PM to discuss hostage death threat
David Cameron will chair a Cobra meeting after a threat by Islamic militants to kill a UK man in a video purporting to show the beheading of a second US journalist.

UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.

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