Birmingham Mail cuttings – August 2014

black magicI left the Birmingham Post and Mail in August 2014 to concentrate on freelance work, so there are only a couple of cuttings to add here. I did manage to go out on a high with a rather surprising front page story though!

8/8/14 – Graverobbers could have used my baby’s remains for black magic, says Birmingham mum

14/8/14 – Hero Birmingham soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan receives A levels

These stories ended up in the national and international media, including the Telegraph, Mirror, Mail and ITV.

Birmingham Post and Mail cuttings – July 2014

Here are a few of the things I worked on at the Birmingham Post and Mail in July 2014:

3/7/14 – Parents at war with school head amid claims children wetting themselves in class and teachers crying

6/7/14 – Birmingham school to lead maths teaching improvement drive

10/7/14 – Young mum: Post-natal depression made me want to kill my baby

10/7/14 – Threat to 800 jobs at the University of Warwick

12/7/14 – Students can now take a degree in…GOLF

14/7/14 – Forgotten tablet marking Birmingham posties killed in World War One to be installed at National Memorial Arboretum

14/7/14 – Ex-heroin user who beat addiction after 22 years graduates with first class degree

18/7/14 – Time capsule from 1883 found at Birmingham school has its contents revealed

18/7/14 – Yardley teachers retire after 100 YEARS of service

18/7/14 – Acocks Green pupil awarded for not missing a single day of school since nursery

24/7/14 – Ex-Saltley School head teacher: Governors left my career in ruins

26/7/14 – Birmingham mum prosecuted for refusing to pay “bullied” daughter’s “truancy fine”

27/7/14 – Budding Birmingham actor has a real fighting chance to grab success

27/7/14 – New £10m health college earmarked for West Bromwich


Birmingham Post and Mail cuttings – April 2014


Here are a few of the things I worked on at the Birmingham Mail in April:

2/4/14 – Ofsted swoops on Birmingham schools in “Trojan Horse” probe

4/4/14 – Birmingham schools Trojan Horse probe: PM David Cameron backing Ofsted

7/4/14 – Birmingham teacher wins £100,000 after being injured breaking up a playground fight

9/4/14 – Library of Birmingham closed early after ceiling tiles fall to floor

10/4/14 – Birmingham council freezes appointments of governors following Trojan Horse probe

10/4/14 – Universities attacked for refusing to reveal pay meeting minutes

21/4/14 – Parents failing to pay fines for absenteeism

24/4/14 – Call for Stephen Sutton statue as fund approaches £2m

28/4/14 – More than 43,000 animals used in university’s labs


Birmingham Post and Mail cuttings – February 2014

Here are a few of the things I worked on at the Birmingham Post and Mail in February:

6/2/14 – Aidan Burley’s mum unhappy over “tragic end” to her son’s political career

7/2/14 – Brum teen spends week in India restoring people’s sight

7/2/14 – Uni research team aims to reduce animal testing

13/2/14 – Helping school to take a turn for the better

20/2/14 – Regrets? Frank Sinatra impersonator has a few after argy-Bhaji at Indian restaurant

21/2/14 – Birmingham City University to honour Michael Heseltine and Laura Mvula

27/2/14 – Birmingham bus lanes: New warning signs to be displayed – but no fines refunded


Birmingham Post and Mail cuttings – January 2014

Here are some of the things I worked on at the Birmingham Post and Mail during January 2014:

8/1/14 – Ex-archbishop is first chancellor at new Birmingham university

10/1/14 – Good cuppa is the secret for Frances Crabtree as she marks 105th birthday

13/1/14 – £17,000 tribute to Ahsan, victim of horror car crash

13/1/14 – Ones to watch: 10 names in health and education to keep an eye on

16/1/14 – University of Birmingham staff strike after offer of 1% pay rise

16/1/14 – Anger over Midlands university chiefs’ salaries while staff are offered one per cent pay rise

18/1/14 – Hundreds of Birmingham parents are fined after kids miss school

19/1/14 – Aston student using own record label to protect endangered animals

21/1/14 – Ofsted awards school “outstanding” report

24/1/14 – Which of these James Turner Street houses takes your fancy? Prices start at £75,000

24/1/14 – Birmingham GCSE results: State school placed third in the UK

28/1/14 – Birmingham’s universities employ more than 10,000 people

30/1/14 – Birmingham head teacher slams “bloody shambles” of GCSE tables

31/1/14 – Birmingham “superhead” backs extended school days