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Birmingham social services ‘lost’ disabled girl for four years, inquiry finds

On March 20th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Birmingham children’s services is at the centre of fresh criticism after an inquiry found that a young girl with severe special needs was “lost in the system” for more than via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1nGmT9W

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Bloggers win famous victory as Birmingham city council backs down over restrictions on filming meetings

On March 20th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Journalists, bloggers, the public – indeed, anyone who simply fancies chilling out at a meeting of Birmingham city council – will be able to film and record proceedings with no via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1j7b4YB

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‘We can’t delude ourselves’ over failing children’s social services, Sir Albert Bore warns

On March 19th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

The leader of Birmingham Council has warned that he and his colleagues “must not delude ourselves” about the scale of the challenge they are facing to transform the city’s failing children’s via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1d0bwFe

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How HS2 changed from the Birmingham Express to the Saviour of the North, and lost a Channel Tunnel link along the way

On March 19th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Time tends to drag somewhat when the UK discusses transport projects, since this is a country with a reputation for taking ages to deliver even relatively minor infrastructure schemes. But via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1j5kJdG

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Bishop of Birmingham heads national campaign to fight poverty

On March 18th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Birmingham is at the head of a new local government campaign to fight social inequality. Fourteen English local authorities have signed the Birmingham Declaration on Social Inclusion, promising to share via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1fVkt2e

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£36m privatisation of Birmingham swimming pools ‘wont cost us a penny’, vows city council leader

On March 17th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Subsidies paid from the public purse to keep  Birmingham swimming pools and sports centres going were so large that the city council will be able to hand over six new via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1eLjzRE

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North of England must feel HS2 benefits sooner, says high speed rail boss

On March 17th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Construction of the HS2 high speed railway should be speeded up to bring economic benefits more quickly to the north of England, the man in charge of the project suggested via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1fQnAIG

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Conference to mark centenary of Joseph Chamberlain’s death

On March 14th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

To mark an end to Devolution Week on the Files, we are happy to announce RJF Public Affairs is supporting Newman University’s special conference to mark the centenary of Joseph via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1oU0jWR

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Local government’s devolution problem: powers without money

On March 14th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Great minds think alike, the possibly Confucian proverb insists. While those bright RJF guys were planning their Devolution Week, some equally bright guys at the Council of Europe (CoE) in via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1oTI6so

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Our 1,000th post: Greater Birmingham needs a Super PAC

On March 13th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

For all our readers counting, this is The Chamberlain Files’ 1000th post. To celebrate our contributor and RJF Research Assistant Benjamin Mulvihill calls the city to arms and for the via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1gePyJj

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