14/06/2014 Midlands Today


14/06/2014

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Good evening. before the start

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West Bromwich have tonight `nnounced that Alan Irvine will be

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The former Preston and Sheffield Wednesday manager is currently

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in charge of Everton's acaddmy side and has signed a 12`month rolling

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Rob Kelly, who worked under Irvine at Preston and Wednesday,

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has been appointed joint assistant head coach alongside Keith Downing.

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The Chair of Ofsted is to meet Birmingham

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parents after five schools were put in special measures this wedk.

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It follows allegations that schools were being taken over by hardline

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muslims and not doing enough to protect students from extrele`ism.

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It was vocal gathering in the heart of Birmingham.

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But, today, this rally opposing Ofsted's decision to place five

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city schools in special measures only attracted around 30 people

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The children feel happy in the school and they are achieving in the

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school. The agenda in my ophnion and in the opinion of a lot of Luslims

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in the country is an agenda to secularised the Moslem youth.

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We've learned that Sir Michael Wilshaw,

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the Chair of Ofsted, has agreed to meet parents in Birmingham.

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On the other road, they werd saying their kids have been knocked back

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forward speeds with companids in the city.

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Near Park View Academy todax ` a school rated inadequate

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and accused of failing to protect pupils from extremist ideas ` the MP

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for Hodge Hill met people ddsperate to see the evidence first h`nd.

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I demanded that he can talk face`to`face with parents. That is a

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meeting we will want to get setup is as. Parents are very pragmatic about

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this. If things need to change, they are saying, let's get it ch`nged.

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The Ofsted chief says a culture of fear has gripped some schools but

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this `` these campaigners s`y it is intimidation that are gripphng parts

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of the Muslim community in Birmingham follow the `` following

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the reports. Police are still hunting

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a Staffordshire convict who's one of around 90 currently on the run

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from an open prison in Sussdx. 48`year`old David Blood,

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from Tamworth, was jailed He absconded from Ford Open Prison,

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near Arundel, on Thursday. Hundreds of people have turned out

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for a special concert for Stephen Sutton, after it was

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announced he's been made an MBE The Burntwood teenager, who died

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last month, has raised ?4.2 million An ambitious event,

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for an ambitious teenager. Organised in just six weeks,

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nine bands will have taken to the stage at Burntwood Rugbx Club

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by midnight, raising more ftnds It is heart`wrenching. It whll be a

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roller`coaster of emotions. We have the highs and the lows but ht is all

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about just a big party and remembering Stephen and celdbrating

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what he has done for everyone. Unbeknown to most, one of the last

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things Stephen did before hd died To be honest, I can feel thd hairs

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on my neck standing on end during someone talk about it. I had the

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pleasure and honour of helphng Stephen fund raise for the last 18

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months. I knew what an absolute outstanding human being he was.

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And those sentiments were shared by everyone here.

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He did so much for the charhty and the fundraising. Hopefully this will

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Today's about continuing Stdphen's fundraising legacy, but it's also

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been an opportunity to presdnt his mother with a trip to Pdru.

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So she can tick the 46th itdm of Stephen's bucket list on his behalf.

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Are England fans in for some Brazilian weather too?

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There's a chance of a shower. Some showers continuing for the next

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couple of hours but eventually they will fade away, leaving us dry

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throughout the night. More cloud drifting in later on in the night as

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well. Temperatures down to 02 or 13 Celsius. It is a bit of a grey start

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tomorrow morning but I am hopeful the cloud will be chopped up as we

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head into the afternoon. Sole bright weather and sunshine later on in the

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That's all for tonight. Our next bulletin is at 6:20pm tomorrow on

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BBC One. Until then, enjoy xour Saturday evening. Bye for now.

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But from all of us on the team, goodbye.

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Good evening. We don't have any of the sultry heat they have in Brazil,

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but it is a warm evening for many. A few showers in eastern parts of

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