Tag Archives: Birmingham

Birmingham’s widening “jaws of doom”

Birmingham’s Labour-run council is facing a £625 million deficit by 2016/2017. Budget cuts of up to 50% are planned. What public services will survive?

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Hezza set to launch Greater Birmingham Project – but will Cameron and co. back him up?

Lord Heseltine will launch the Greater Birmingham Project today – but the question is, will the government actually back him up?

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Polls cast pall over Cameron and Osborne as Tory conference begins

As the Conservative Party Conference begins in Birmingham today, the latest polls provide the grimmest of backdrops for David Cameron and George Osborne.

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Vote 2012: Midlands battlefield opens up for Labour

The key Midlands battleground for the general election saw some encouraging results for Labour in the local elections last night.

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Will Birmingham say ‘alrite’ to an elected Mayor?

Amanda Ramsay takes a look at the debate in Birmingham on whether the city should have an elected Mayor and talks to campaigners on the ground.

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Deal or no deal for England’s cities

A look at the government’s new plan for ‘tailored city deals’; if the practice lives up to the rhetoric, it could be a strong driver of growth in the cities.

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Birmingham Lib Dem leader compares Labour counterpart to Hitler

Labour overtures to the Lib Dem group on Birmingham council with its leader comparing his Labour counterpart to Hitler.

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