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All the latest national politics news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Jonathan Walker: Time to think the unthinkable on councillors' pay

Money
Holding down a job and being a councillor leaves precious little time for the other important things in life.

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication over steps the mark with highly political content

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication
Criticism, the £600,000 cost of publication, and tensions within the former Tory-Lib Dem coalition led to Birmingham City Council's Forward publication being axed as a regular newspaper in 2009.

Birmingham bids to shed 'Cloak of Invisibility' in moves to Combined Authority

Birmingham City Council
Solihull, apparently due to its difference in political colour, is more reluctant to throw its lot in with the Labour-run metropolitans.

Labour MP brands smart motorways 'not so smart'

Birmingham Box Phase 3 Smart Motorways Project - schemes such as this have been branded a safety risk by Labour MP Mary Creagh
Shadow Transport Secretary says £360m schemes designed to ease congestion on very busy sections of West Midlands motorways are a safety risk

Opinion

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Jonathan Walker: Time to think the unthinkable on councillors' pay

Money
Holding down a job and being a councillor leaves precious little time for the other important things in life.

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication over steps the mark with highly political content

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication
Criticism, the £600,000 cost of publication, and tensions within the former Tory-Lib Dem coalition led to Birmingham City Council's Forward publication being axed as a regular newspaper in 2009.
Birmingham Council House

Councils catch fraud worth £15.6 million in West Midlands

Officials stopped 10,900 fraud scams aimed at local authorities in one year

Debate kicks off search for a world famous Birmingham landmark

Transforming the BT Tower into a pen nib sculpture was one idea put forward
A public forum has been held to discuss creating a piece of “innovative and highly visible” art which would put Birmingham on the map.

Osborne launches legislation to finally kill off regional development agencies

George Osborne launched a revolution in local government as he abolished the regional development agency and placed local councils in charge of boosting the West Midlands economy, in an emergency budget that slashed spending and drove up taxes.

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication over steps the mark with highly political content

Criticism, the £600,000 cost of publication, and tensions within the former Tory-Lib Dem coalition led to Birmingham City Council's Forward publication being axed as a regular newspaper in 2009.

Birmingham bids to shed 'Cloak of Invisibility' in moves to Combined Authority

Birmingham City Council
Solihull, apparently due to its difference in political colour, is more reluctant to throw its lot in with the Labour-run metropolitans.

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