First illustrated history of one of Britain’s finest performing arts schools.
Aim to boost central government help for devolved region.
Labour’s West Midlands Mayor candidate pledges to build 3,000 new affordable homes per year.
Why vote? They’ll just ignore you says Steve Beauchampé.
Part 2: A Surfeit of Leadership.
Allowing local authorities to retain business rates only rights one of many wrongs imposed on them by central government writes Steve Beauchampé
What do we want? A Greater Birmingham Regional Assembly! When do we want it? Now! So says Steve Beauchampé.
Exactly what part of the word ‘No’ doesn’t George Osborne understand, asks Steve Beauchampé.
Dave Woodhall on the mayoral verdict and the headline we’ve been dying to use since we started.
If Birmingham votes YES – the bottom option on the ballot paper
Salma Yaqoob’s heroic idealism seems more like an act of desperation
Birmingham Green Party coordinator Phil Simpson explains the question missing from Thursday’s referendum.
So yes to a mayor, but no to this mayor.
The Birmingham Press’s Mayoral debate at the Ort Café last Thursday was a thought-provoking event.
Elected Mayors – a New Labour/Cameron fix, with precious little support from Birmingham councillors, reckons Steve Beauchampé
Voting ‘yes’ to an elected mayor on May 3rd isn’t the only way to bring about change.
Alan Clawley reports back from the mayoral debate at Ort Cafe last night
Birmingham currently has 120 directly elected councillors. But for how long, asks Steve Beauchampé.
Localise West Midlands and The Birmingham Press have collaborated on a fact sheet
Steve Beauchampé explores the ‘interests’ involved with the mayoral referendum.
“Unless we get a lot more answers and assurances I’ll be voting No on May 3rd.”
Channel 4 political correspondent Michael Crick, raises further doubts as to the wording (or lack of) on the ballot paper
Debra Davis announced as speaker at Mayoral Referendum debate
Ken Livingston: “It concentrates too much power in one person’s hands”
The Birmingham mayoral election battle has been rocked to its very foundations with exclusive news that Our Lord- aka The Eternal One- will run for the city’s top job, writes Howard Elston (OBE).
Wording on ballot paper flawed.
Dave Woodhall reports back on yesterday’s Mayoral ‘debate’.
An argument regularly used to support the call for directly elected mayors is that whoever wins will thus have a mandate from the public to carry out their programme or manifesto….. the reality is not so straightforward.
Dave Woodhall continues the mayoral debate
The Birmingham Press invites you to a public debate on the city’s forthcoming mayoral referendum, due to be held on May 3rd.