Birmingham Post and Mail cuttings – June 2014


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

4/6/14 – Prepare to feel pig-sick, England fans – it’s guinea be Italy’s night…

5/6/14 – Former Al-Hijrah School governors defy ban to attend protest rally

5/6/14 – King Edward’s School launches £10m fund-raising campaign for 100 new places

5/6/14 – Trojan Horse: Golden Hillock School and Saltley School placed in special measures

13/6/14 – Cannock set for huge designer outlet shopping village

18/6/14 – Birmingham Metropolitan College invest £8m in green hub

21/6/14 – Teenager banned from her own school prom for being late for lessons

25/6/14 – Birmingham school placed in special measures after head is suspended

26/6/14 – Almost one in three Birmingham 11-year-olds miss out on first choice secondary school 


Birmingham Post and Mail cuttings – May 2014

Here are a few of the things I worked on at the Birmingham Post and Mail, and Sunday Mercury, in May 2014:

8/5/14 – Hobby horse riders race to raise funds for Birmingham girl Abbi Bennett

8/5/14 – Birmingham school Cockshut Hill College stuns pupils by scrapping A levels

12/5/14 – Birmingham headteacher quits after Ofsted condemns school

14/5/14 – Stephen Sutton’s brother pays tribute: “I was blessed to grow up with him”

15/5/14 – Birmingham MP backs parents’ rights to take trips in school term

16/5/14 – Revealed: The Birmingham primary schools not yet ready to provide free school meals

18/5/14 – Brummie mum’s warts and all guide to motherhood

26/5/14 – The man creating a school that’s in a class of its own

29/5/14 – Mourners celebrating life of Stephen Sutton to give “thumbs up” as they file past coffin

29/5/14 – Stephen Sutton: JustGiving appeal for Teenage Cancer Trust hits £4million

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 – March 2014

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

1/3/14 – City lecturer hoping for Oscars glory

3/3/14 – Funding to expand Tolkien’s favourite nature spot

5/3/14 – Laura Mvula and Jeff Lynne receive honorary awards from Birmingham City University

10/3/14 – Birmingham First World War memorial discovered in ruins of demolished building

11/3/14 – Pupils whose first language is not English outperforming native speakers in exams

14/3/14 – University of Birmingham relents over living wage

22/3/14 – Ex-council official: “I saw head being forced out of school by dirty tricks TEN years ago”

26/3/14 – Epilepsy hasn’t stopped me living my life – or having a healthy baby


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