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Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Coun Robert Alden

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

Birmingham City Council
But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South
Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off
The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Midland agency John Shepherd Lettings taken over by Lomond Capital

Stuart Pender, chief executive of Lomond Capital
The takeover of John Shepherd Lettings gives the expanding group a significant foothold in Birmingham, adding 1,050 managed properties to its empire

Pair promoted to partner level at Johnson Fellows

Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck from Johnson Fellows
Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck have both climbed the ladder amid growth plans at the city firm
Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pair promoted to partner level at Johnson Fellows

Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck from Johnson Fellows
Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck have both climbed the ladder amid growth plans at the city firm
Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South
Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

Birmingham Sports Awards - five of this year's categories and why the sponsors backed them

Spotlight on the Lifetime Achievement Award, plus the Amateur Sportswoman, Amateur Sportsman, Professional Sportsman and Professional Young Sportsperson awards

Crazy World of Arthur Brown play Moseley Folk Festival Afterparty

Arthur Brown's outrageous stage show
The sixties psychedelic legend augmented by his band takes to the stage at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath on Friday August 29 after former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr draws the opening day of Moseley Folk to a close

Movie Review: Deliver Us From Evil (15)

Deliver Us From Evil.
Jerry Bruckheimer has changed track to produce a contemporary supernatural horror thriller supposedly based on the life of a New York police officer.
Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off
The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Pair promoted to partner level at Johnson Fellows

Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck from Johnson Fellows
Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck have both climbed the ladder amid growth plans at the city firm

Videos & Photos

Lyttelton Road in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £1,100,000 property in Lyttelton Road, Droitwich Spa

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars' director of design with the redesigned and re-engineered Mark 2 by Callum

Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars redesign Mark 2 Jaguar

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