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Birmingham is shown a clean pair of heels by our friends in the north

On January 6th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Birmingham and the West Midlands are at risk of being left in the slow lane by cities in the north of England when it comes to persuading the Government to via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birmingham-is-shown-a-clean-pair-of-heels-by-our-friends-in-the-north/

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Labour councillors begin voting to choose next Lord Mayor of Birmingham

On January 3rd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Labour city councillors have begun voting in a secret ballot to choose Birmingham’s next Lord Mayor. There are two candidates – Shafique Shah and Gurdial Singh Atwal – and the via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/labour-councillors-begin-voting-to-choose-next-lord-mayor-of-birmingham/

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Eric Pickles’ plan to ‘throw open the shutters’ may force Birmingham council to publish £120m Capita contract

On January 3rd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Campaigners attempting to force Birmingham City Council to publish details of its £120 million a year contract with Capita have been given an unexpected boost by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/eric-pickles-plan-to-throw-open-the-shutters-may-force-birmingham-council-to-publish-120m-capita-contract/

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Armageddon, Bore, Capita, Clancy, Bailey and elections: your handy guide to Birmingham politics 2014

On January 2nd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The next 12 months will be a crucial period for Birmingham City Council as the UK’s largest local authority faces up to the task of identifying £460 million of savings via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/armageddon-bore-capita-clancy-bailey-and-elections-your-handy-guide-to-birmingham-politics-2014/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Library of Birmingham

On January 2nd, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Houben’s library building on Centenary Square has generated more positive coverage for Birmingham than any other single event, building or person for many a year (yes, even Usain Bolt). Whilst via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-library-of-birmingham/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Andrew Mitchell and Liam Byrne

On December 31st, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

A double header to end the year on. This time we focus on the future of two fallen stars, and their dogged persistence to fight back. Since that fateful day via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-andrew-mitchell-and-liam-byrne/

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Sir Albert’s Capita headache set to continue

On December 31st, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

A petition has been launched on the Birmingham City Council website for the Service Birmingham contract with Capita to be made available for public scrutiny. The petition requests that this be via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/sir-alberts-capita-headache-set-to-continue/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Michael Fabricant MP

On December 30th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The Lichfield MP continues to cause a stir on twitter, with an impact far greater than he has ever managed in the Chamber. His crowning moment came as a false via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-michael-fabricant-mp/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: The Jaws of Doom

On December 30th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Created by Birmingham council leader Sir Albert Bore at the beginning of 2013, the Jaws of Doom is a shameless copy of Barnet Council’s Graph of Doom, projecting the impact via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-the-jaws-of-doom/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: The Aldens

On December 27th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

After years of heartbreak, Birmingham’s premier Tory family has half a grip on power. Cllr Robert ‘Bobby’ Alden is the deputy leader of the city’s Conservative group of councillors and via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-the-aldens/

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