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Old Joe’s Almanac: GBSLEP

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

A year that started in a flurry of Tarzan-tinged optimism ends without quite the same roar. The prospect of significant decentralisation of government funds to a multi-billion pot of money via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-gbslep/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Marc Reeves

On December 24th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The erstwhile editor of this august blog couldn’t resist the silver coins on offer from a proper publisher earlier this year and left The Chair at the Files– and a via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-marc-reeves/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Wheelie Bins

On December 24th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

It’s been a rubbish year. But that’s a good thing if you are a wheelie bin. The first half of 2013 saw the most ludicrous scare campaign imaginable hatched by via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-wheelie-bins/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Birmingham Airport

On December 23rd, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” was the clarion call from the Elmdon cabin crew for most of the year with a spirited lobbying effort looking to impress via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-birmingham-airport/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Sir Albert Bore

On December 23rd, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Not a great year for the Labour leader of Birmingham City Council. And guess what? There’s little chance of 2014 being any better as Albert faces up to delivering the via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-sir-albert-bore/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: HS2

On December 20th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

I was tempted, when writing this profile, to make it as negative on HS2 as possible as this would undoubtedly garner me the most hits for any post in this via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-hs2/

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Birmingham City Council appoints Solihull Chief Executive to top position

On December 20th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Birmingham City Council has announced that Mark Rogers has been appointed as Chief Executive. Rogers has been Chief Executive of Solihull Borough Council since 2007. He will replace the outgoing via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birmingham-city-council-appoints-solihull-chief-executive-to-top-position/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Bob Jones

On December 20th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The reluctant Commissioner has not missed an opportunity to remind us of what a great job he is doing in a role he does not believe should exist. He’s overpaid, via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-bob-jones/

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Renaming station ‘Birmingham Airport’ is sensible idea, says Transport Minister

On December 20th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

A move to re-name Birmingham International railway station Birmingham Airport has won the backing of the Minister of Transport. Robert Goodwill said the change was an “eminently sensible idea” and that via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/renaming-station-birmingham-airport-is-sensible-idea-says-transport-minister/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Capita

On December 19th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

What’s not to like when you are reportedly making £58,000 profit a day? Unfortunately, the stellar performance of Service Birmingham, Capita’s ICT joint venture with the city council, isn’t to via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-capita/

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