Forget the current obsession with reforming the EU, reform of our domestic political institutions is far more important says Steve Beauchampé.
Max Carlish continues his amble down memory lane when he crossed paths with a young David Cameron.
By Max Carlish.
MAX CARLISH is working on a film with poet Benjamin Zephaniah and local social entrepreneur Jason Turner about finding work for former prisoners. He finds it raises a great deal of questions about Birmingham, its profile….and, of course, the curse of Benefit Street.
Not all pollution is airborne, as Richard Lutz explains.
RICHARD LUTZ, in his Scottish lair, reports on the latest news from north of Hadrian’s Wall.
The death of British politician Tony Benn conjured up a love/hate story with a politician who had been in the public eye for a half century. Richard Lutz remembers…
From RICHARD LUTZ.
He ducked out twice. The Prime Minister is spineless, says RICHARD LUTZ.
The Rennard revelations have been followed by thousands of women, but not all of them totally sympathise with his ‘victims.’ Older career women who dealt with sexism and survived unscathed think they need to toughen up. Are they right, asks Sheilagh Matheson
If you are of a certain age, you will remember where you were…exactly…when you found out John Kennedy was shot 50 years ago today.
Officers will not be disciplined as a result of Plebgate meeting.
With less than a year until Scotland votes for independence, RICHARD LUTZ feels the heat rising in the referendum debate.
from Richard Lutz This week’s electioneering at the annual Labour Party conference had a whiff of righteousness about it- but it could hit a common chord with most folks paying the monthly bills. Or at least worrying about them To freeze power bills for 20 months (if Labour get in) is a winner. I…
Laurence Inman has seen a secret memo and, in true Wikileaks fashion, reveals its contents just prior to his arrest.
Cypriot Defence Minister Fotis Fotiu told journalists that he was ‘studying the possibility’ of permitting Russian military aircraft to use Paphos airbase and Russian warships to use the port of Limassol.
The sudden shutdown of all channels of Greece’s national broadcasting company by the Greek government is ‘unacceptable for an EU democracy’, says West Mids and Warks Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion.
HOWARD ELSTON (DOA), our political reporter, interviews Tim Yeo as he steps down from a powerful select committee following revelations over his controversial links with energy lobbies.
The latest e-spying scandal has Obama’s fingerprints on it, says Richard Lutz
Opposition councillors on Walsall Council will attempt to unseat the ruling coalition next week following, what they call, ‘a year of incompetence, inaction and increasing indifference.’
Steve Beauchampé on Britain’s fractured political machinery….
Sir Howard Elston is shouting at you about UKIP’s success in the UK’s latest round of voting
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
Walsall people needing to contact the council’s housing benefit helpline for advice on the so-called bedroom tax can now do so without worrying about excessive phone bills
Maggie jokes? There’re a weird joke in themselves, says writer Sheilagh Matheson
Our house historian HOWARD ELSTON (OBE) explains why Baroness Thatcher will always really be remembered in Uk-land
Britain steels itself for Mrs Thatcher’s funeral. But her son is there as chief mourner, warns Richard Lutz
Laurence Inman’s acerbic commentary on the late Baroness Thatcher
With that Margaret Thatcher movie now on our screens, Richard Lutz remembers an interview when Maggie’s spin doctor lost his spin
It’s March, so that means a visit to The Best of Britain and Ireland show (BOBI) at the NEC. Andy Goff went along for a look.