The European Commission has announced a plan to team up with the private sector and national governments to invest 22 billion euros in research over the next seven years.
Local Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion has welcomed Croatia becoming the EU’s 28th member state this week as a victory for the British vision of a wider Europe.
Steve Beauchampé on Britain’s fractured political machinery….
Here’s a round up of some reactions to today’s budget speech by George Osborne
John Chubb’s thoughts on last Thursday’s unexpected call to a ballot box in the south.
SIR HOWARD ELSTON, our diplomatic reporter, with the latest on a mass break out of inquiries. Sources deep within MI6, the CIA and The Kremlin have confirmed to me that the BBC inquiry, the Stafford Hospital scandal inquiry, the Libdem non sex scandal inquiry, the Scottish priest furore and the horsemeat investigation are all…
Martin Mullaney was a LibDeb councillor until last May. He’s waging a campaign against the Labour administration’s claim that Birmingham finances were found to have a £21m hole in them when they came to power.
Former LibDem councillor Martin Mullaney takes issue with Birmingham’s Labour administration claim of a £21m hole in the council’s budget.
Former LibDem Councillor Martin Mullaney scents a whiff of hypocrisy over Labour’s decision not to show any Euro 2012 matches on Birmingham’s Big Screen.
Elected Mayors – a New Labour/Cameron fix, with precious little support from Birmingham councillors, reckons Steve Beauchampé
Lib Dems and Tories on Walsall council joined together last night to vote through a budget that will reduce social care in the borough by £22 million over three years.
Howard Elston, our Westminster editor, files this shock report on Nick Clegg’s sudden decision that he will leave government this week
A cross-party group has written to BBC Director General Mark Thompson in the hope of obtaining more production activity in the region.
The coalition government is hoping to push through changes to planning regulations
The West Midlands Campaign for Better Transport have issued an invitation to ‘have your say’ in Birmingham at the forthcoming LibDem conference.
Birmingham city traffic and other restrictions will be put into place ahead of the the LibDem Autumn Conference at the ICC
On the eve of polling day Dave Woodhall issues a plea to get involved.
Dave Woodhall looks at the recent controversy inspired over at ReStirred and wonders if, maybe, the two protagonists should just get on with the job they’re elected to do.