Top Birmingham City Council Stories
Heritage Week chairman: ‘Why I’m proud to be Brummie’ (Birmingham Mail) Heritage Week chairman Cllr Waseem Zaffar talks about what it means to be a Brummie and why history is so important to a city’s identity.
Apply for school places on web (Birmingham Mail) Council bosses have opened the online application process for pupils applying for a place at a Birmingham school next year.
Trojan horse row: governor banned from involvement with schools (Guardian, BBC) Tahir Alam, former chair of governors at Park View Educational Trust in Birmingham, accused of ‘undermining British values’.
Pupils to learn about loan sharks (i) Primary school children will learn about the dangers of illegal money lenders in new teaching modules launched as part of financial education by Experian and the England Illegal Money Lending Team. Lesson plans can be downloaded free from birmingham. gov.uk/stoploansharks
Anti-litter campaign will help to raise money for charities (Express and Star) A new anti-litter project has been launched in a city centre to encourage cleaner streets and support local charities and good causes. Birmingham City Council has started the ‘Bin it for Good’ project.
Three held over toddler’s death in Weoley Castle
Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old girl was found dead at a house in Birmingham. Officers were called to a property in Beckbury Road, in Weoley Castle, at 10:00 BST Saturday, police said.
‘Inadequate’ Wolverhampton care firm employed ex-criminals
A Wolverhampton care provider has been rated “inadequate” after it employed people with criminal convictions that may have prohibited them working in a care service.
Islamic State conflict: UK ‘would repeat Syria drone strike’
The UK would launch more secret drone strikes in Syria if there was a threat to “the streets of Britain”, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.
MPs to debate UK plan to take 20,000 Syrian refugees
An emergency debate will be held in Parliament later on Britain’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis.