News

New Street Gateway shops just the ticket for Network Rail and Birmingham council

On February 25th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Network Rail can look forward to a bumper return on the £600 million refurbishment of Birmingham New Street after trading figures revealed a sharp up-turn in spending at railway station via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1eehTDA

read more

‘Our clients don’t like us, but we’re winning them over’, council building company chair insists

On February 24th, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

A building consultancy company set up by Birmingham City Council to trade with the private sector is the subject of a highly critical report 18 months after being established. Acivico via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1pih9Bz

read more

www.birmingham.gov not so bad after all, unless you are searching for the Council House phone number

On February 21st, 2014, posted in: News by 0 Comment

There’s some good news at last for Birmingham city council’s much-maligned website. A new study proves that, for most people, it’s  relatively easy to access information and order services. The via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1gQcxih

read more

Why the mental health cop ban will serve to ‘discourage the others’

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

The combination of a press-friendly police commissioner with an enthusiasm for social media and a West Midlands police force where information is controlled through firm rules and procedures was always going to via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1eaiIbL

read more

Balancing the scales of Justice – @mentalhealthcop

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

There has been much uproar about West Midlands Police’s decision to suspend @mentalhealthcop as a result of their twitter posts complaining about budget cuts as it was against their social via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1jKhFUY

read more

‘If we trust police with a truncheon, we can trust them with Twitter’ insists Commissioner

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

West Midlands Police Commissioner Bob Jones has said he is hopeful that the suspended @MentalHealthCop Twitter account will be reinstated “within hours” following a rapid inquiry into claims that the via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1eQebvk

read more

Birmingham council hit by £88.5m pension deficit bill as financial crisis deepens

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

Just when Birmingham City Council thought its financial woes couldn’t get any worse, they have. Despite public services being cut left right and centre, the council now has to find via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1dZSvNd

read more

Mental Health Cop’s twitter account suspended as police chiefs take fright

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

West Midlands Police’s claim to be at the forefront of the social media revolution took a knock at the weekend when the force suspended the Twitter feed of an award-winning via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1j3QC7m

read more

Greater Birmingham Expects

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

As the Files Focus on LEPs concludes, Kevin Johnson and Paul Dale sum up the week and suggest that as well as more stretching job targets, we should expect – via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1jgfCYH

read more

Tory triumph in Kingstanding by-election sends shock waves through Labour establishment

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

The Conservative Party has pulled off one of Birmingham’s most audacious political coups in recent years by winning a city council seat in the Labour heartland of Kingstanding. Gary Sambrook triumphed via The Chamberlain Files http://ift.tt/1f04wqt

read more