Richard Lutz watches democracy go down the pan.
Young people feel ignored by power, but would still turn out to vote.
Backing for local council from residents.
Could Birmingham become “A truly citizen-centric council”? Professor David Bailey hopes so.
Honorary degrees awarded at Wolverhampton ceremony.
New Central Library: Founding a Friends Group, Thursday 4 July
Birmingham City Council officials have written a report to the Cabinet stating that the 40-year-old Central Library building is not only vacant but ‘obsolete’ as well, reveals Alan Clawley.
Alan Clawley is really struggling to garner a useful reaction from Birmingham City Council.
Operation Black Vote unveiled Birmingham’s new generation of civic leaders at a media launch of their Civic Leadership Programme last week.
Alan Clawley wades through the gloom and doom of budget cuts and asks why Sir Albert Bore is predicting the end of local government as we know it.
Alan Clawley believes history shows that the Council just can’t cope with anyone who displays too much passion for the past.
A protest was held yesterday evening by the Save Walsall’s Green Spaces and Countryside Services Facebook Group.
Solihull School student Natasha Browne is to lead a debate for the West Midlands in the House of Commons.
If you want to understand how the global economy got into such a mess and what to do about it this event is for you!
The Bruges Group are holding a public meeting in Birmingham next Monday. Entrance is free.
Anti-privatisation campaigners have called on the candidates standing for election for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner to pledge not to privatise any policing service if elected.
Local politicians and business leaders have commented on a recent meeting with the Prime Minister
Birmingham is gearing up to host the Conservative Party for an unprecedented third Autumn Conference in five years, when it returns to the city next month.
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.
Birmingham’s financial situation is worse than previously believed, according to a new report.
The University of Birmingham is launching a unique academy in collaboration with Birmingham City Council to provide a new focus for developing skills and leadership across public services in the West Midlands.
Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership welcomed the Government’s City Deal for Birmingham – that has, it is claimed, the potential to create nearly 11,000 new jobs.
Birmingham is to join with other major provincial cities in seeking a fair deal from national government
Alan Clawley, on the warpath to save the John Madin designed library in Birmingham, is suspicious of the language being bandied about by journalists and politicians.
Birmingham residents are to be allowed more open local government.
Birmingham Council Leader Elect Sir Albert Bore has announced his cabinet to colleagues in the city council Labour group. The nominations will be put before the City Council AGM on 22nd May when Labour formally takes office.
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.
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The Council Cabinet will henceforth have eight Councillors, including the Leader and Deputy Leader