John Knox, who until recently covered Scottish politics for the BBC, files this report.
Former Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Sir Bernard Zissman has put his famed public speaking skills to the test during a debatathon which raised more than £16,000 for charity
Alan Clawley on the impending closure of Birmingham Central Library in June – but ideas are still being proposed for its future
Former Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Sir Bernard Zissman, is set to challenge all comers to a record breaking debatathon on April 17th
Birmingham Yardley MP John Hemming has pledged his support for renewable energy and green jobs across the West Midlands
As the demand for meat rises inexorably, Anna Rose explains why this doesn’t have to be the case.
Laurence Inman continues his campaign against the hypocrisy surrounding the nation’s love of vehicular transport.
In the week that saw British Airways lose a case over someone wishing to wear a crucifix at work, Gordon Harley takes issue with external emblems of belief.
State schools should offer compulsory qualifications in good manners and self control according to Dr Anthony Seldon
So what do we make of the current copyright regime? Join in the debate at The Ropewalk, 15-20 St. Paul’s Square, Birmingham
Alan Clawley with a history lesson on Birmingham town planning and John Madin’s ’70s Birmingham Library
In the second of three articles about the ‘invisible middle’, Steve Beauchampé considers Birmingham’s involvement (or otherwise) in ‘the Great British summer’
The University of Birmingham is hosting an open debate at 11am on Friday 13 July.
Urban Parishes, cross-party council committees and male and female candidate lists are amongst Green Party member David Williams’s proposals to refresh Birmingham’s democracy.
Elected Mayors – a New Labour/Cameron fix, with precious little support from Birmingham councillors, reckons Steve Beauchampé
Steve Beauchampé explores the ‘interests’ involved with the mayoral referendum.
Debra Davis announced as speaker at Mayoral Referendum debate
Higher education took a leading role in the debate around the Leveson Inquiry on Tuesday as Coventry University hosted a public discussion on the phone hacking scandal
Our economics reporter, Sir Howard Elston, analyses the latest shock move by the government to rescue the UK from the hurricane of Euro fiscal disaster. The British Lion roared last night as it launched its latest campaign to buoy up sterling. In an effort to throw frogs’ legs into the face of the French and…
Rather than setting up expensive and time-consuming enquiries, the government would do better looking on here.
By Flight Lt Howard Elston, our man embedded deep within Whitehall The banking industry is ready to unleash NATO jets on anti-capitalist protestors encamped outside St Paul’s Cathedral, I have learned. Sources deep within the MOD told me this morning that the airborne force, manned solely by Bulgarian (transitional) pilots are ready to strafe and…
Alan Clawley continues to rebut the critics of the Birmingham Central Library that architect John Madin designed.
Richard Lutz clicks on the tv to see what’s happening on the local news.
Balti expert Andy Munro responds to criticism of the great Brummie tradition.
BY OUR MAN EMBEDDED IN FLEET STREET – HOWARD ‘ACE’ ELSTON, OBE
Dozens, if not hundreds, of cabinet ministers have taken to the streets today for a better financial deal following a breakdown in talks with the rest of the country.
I’m not one to go on and on about Birmingham. Just like I was never one to go on and on about other cities I lived in
Two Chinese faces peep out from the front pages of the papers this week: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and activist Ai Weiwei.
One of the most controversial topics of our time will at last get a “fair and balanced hearing” on Monday at an event organised by Birmingham Friends of the Earth
By Richard Lutz The radical surgery being carried out on the NHS has thrown up a wide range of criticism in the past fortnight. And more will surface as Britain takes in the official announcement finally made by the government earlier this week. The dust will settle and many huge decisions will be revealed…