Press statement from Cynthia Bower:
As to the finding that there may have been a cover up of a negative report; I gave no instruction to delete any such report.
I have no note or recollection of such instruction being given. Had I heard any such instruction I would have countermanded it.
The report was, in fact, never deleted and indeed a copy was provided to Grant Thornton
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Becoming generally dry overnight with clear spells. A sunny but chilly start tomorrow. Cloud increasing with a little rain for some.
Strong winds and showers easing. Tomorrow, a mainly dry, and locally chilly start, cloud will thicken, with some patchy rain possible.
A food co-operative in Bearwood, near Birmingham, is to hold its first food festival.