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Little enthusiasm for Bore and little appetite for change

Sorry Labour group unable to reach consensus over leadership woes

Birmingham City Council chief executive Mark Rogers

City council boss Rogers' plea for level playing field

Birmingham City Council chief Mark Rogers calls on the Government to stop treating local authority officials "like children"

Coun Waseem Zaffar has accused Sir Albert Bore of leaving unanswered questions over Service Birmingham

Sir Albert Bore accused of 'unanswered questions' by watchdog chair

Corporate Resources Scrutiny committee chairman Coun Waseem Zaffar says he is seeking answers from authority's leader over Capita's Service Birmingham contract

Manchester, heart of the Northern Powerhouse

The Chancellor won't fund major projects unless they're in the Northern Powerhouse

You can't get money out of the Treasury - unless it's for the Northern Powerhouse. So where does this leave Birmingham?

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has sent out a clear message to his critics

Sir Albert Bore: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Birmingham City Council's leader sends out defiant message after turbulent week which has seen senior cabinet member quit

Coun Tahir Ali is supporting Sir Albert Bore's leadership updated

Birmingham councillors back Sir Albert's leadership

Labour colleagues throw full support behind city council leader following high-profile resignation of cabinet member James McKay

Birmingham City Council's entire cabinet should quit - according to the opposition's leader

Birmingham's Tory leader calls on entire city cabinet to quit

Coun Robert Alden says the whole Labour leadership at the city council is at fault for the problems currently miring the local authority

Coun James McKay has today quit the city council's cabinet updated

Senior Birmingham councillor quits cabinet

Member for Harborne James McKay says leader Sir Albert Bore lacks political vision as he decides to step down from social cohesion role

I think I finally understand why people like Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn says that 'people matter more than money' - and some voters haven't heard that before.

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood has backed HS2 but said the party would run it under public ownership

Labour will press ahead with high-speed rail

But Shadow Transport Secretary has pledged to run the high-speed rail line between Birmingham and London as a public service during party's annual conference in Brighton

Protest over backing for fossil fuel by West Midlands council pension funds

Friends of the Earth says West Midlands council workers do not want their pensions invested in coal and oil. Invest in local housing and renewable energy instead say campaigners.

Ratan Tata and Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Ratan Tata and Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya become Honorary Freeman of Coventry

The chairman of the Tata Group and founder and chairman of Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick both took the Oath of Freemen and signed the Roll of Honour

Rise of strident young councillor showing she has talent to Byrne

Those outside Birmingham’s political bubble, or the Washwood Heath community, could be forgiven for never having heard of Mariam Khan – but that is beginning to change after a series of increasingly high-profile appointments and events.

Bin strike

Birmingham litter pledge falters due to computer glitch

Residents who fail to report a missed collection within 24 hours of the bin lorry not showing up cannot complain to the council about it

High Speed Rail

HS2 under fire in heated House of Lords debate

Peers clashed over the project, which has become integral into Birmingham’s regneration plans, with one calling for an independent review

Refugee crisis - Birmingham councillor opens heart on family's persecution

Labour councillor Claire Spencer gave an emotional account of the difficulties Syrians will face coming to Birmingham and urged the city to make them feel at home

Nearly 16,000 former benefits claimants declared fit for work in West Midlands

Anyone declared fit for work was stripped of their incapacity benefit and moved onto Jobseekers Allowance, provided they met the criteria for JSA

A busker

Birmingham busker ban proposals are scrapped

Campaigners had described the move as ‘draconian’ and claimed that the vibrancy and life of the city centre would be damaged by the ban

Professor David Bailey, Aston Business School

Working standards fears as West Midlands named UK's zero hours capital

A total of 3.1 per cent of the region’s working population have the contracts, which do not require set hours, compared to a UK-wide average of 2.4 per cent

Labour deputy leadership candidate Tom Watson, left, and leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, right

Tom Watson's challenge is to heal Labour

Black Country MP Tom Watson, the favourite to become Labour's deputy leader, is trying to heal a party divided by a brutal leadership contest


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