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The ‘leafy’ Wokingham – ‘needy’ Birmingham divide needs to end

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

The good people of Wokingham in the Royal County of Berkshire must dread this time of the year. For some reason the town has found itself at the top of via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/the-leafy-wokingham-needy-birmingham-divide-needs-to-end/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Councillor John Clancy

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

Councillor Clancy is rapidly becoming Birmingham City Council’s resident Cassandra. Whether it’s free school meals, municipal bonds, de-Capita-tion, the Greater Birmingham LEP or house building, Clancynomics has habit of predicting via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-councillor-john-clancy/

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West Midlands Police to face a further £23m cut in Home Office funding

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Attempts to obtain a fairer Government funding settlement for West Midlands Police have fallen on deaf ears, with the force set to face a further £23 million cut in its Home via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/west-midlands-police-to-face-a-further-23m-cut-in-home-office-funding/

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Old Joe’s Almanac: Lord Mike Whitby

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

What a year. Tory city council leader Mike Whitby began 2013 looking a shadow of his former self, clearly not liking life in opposition, but ended up with a peerage via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-lord-mike-whitby/

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Old Joe’s Almanac 2014

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Introduction The political year has almost run its course. The last PMQ’s has been staged, the first of many repeats we’ll see on the telly over the next few days. via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/old-joes-almanac-2014/

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It’s the Bob and Chris Show: police chiefs helping us with our inquiries

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Say what you will about Bob Jones, the reluctant police commissioner, but one thing he certainly can’t be accused of is running away from public scrutiny. Mr Jones never misses via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/its-the-bob-and-chris-show-police-chiefs-helping-us-with-our-inquiries/

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Greater Birmingham & Black Country MPs rally in defence of Birmingham Airport

On December 17th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

MPs from across the West Midlands demonstrated uncharacteristic solidarity during questions to the Secretary of State for Transport over the interim report from the Davies Commission. The Commission’s initial report focused heavily via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/greater-birmingham-black-country-mps-rally-in-defence-of-birmingham-airport/

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Airports Commission sticks with Londoncentric approach to the future of aviation

On December 17th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

An interim report published today by the Airports Commission concentrates solely on improving capacity in London and the South-east and makes it clear that expansion of Birmingham Airport with a second via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/airports-commission-sticks-with-londoncentric-approach-to-the-future-of-aviation/

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Birmingham city council may call time on ‘special relationship’ with Capita and axe £120m contract

On December 15th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The chances of outsourcing company Capita retaining lucrative contracts with Birmingham City Council have suffered a serious setback after the local authority admitted is considering bringing IT services back in-house. via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birmingham-city-council-may-call-time-on-special-relationship-with-capita-and-axe-120m-contract/

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Aston: Brum’s Green Refuseniks

On December 13th, 2013, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Sutton Coldfield thrashes poor old Aston in Birmingham’s green wheelie bin league… but keep an eye on Harborne.  The people of Birmingham are hardly falling over themselves to take advantage via The Chamberlain Files http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/aston-brums-green-refuseniks/

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