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West Midlands to get ANOTHER two speed cameras - as four are being installed

Sandwell Council will rule on cameras used by commuters heading into Birmingham city centre

Two more speed cameras are expected to get the go-ahead next month - as four others are erected in the West Midlands.

Average speed cameras are going up in Walsall , Wolverhampton , ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
Sprint bus plans for Sutton Coldfield put on hold for three years

The new 'rapid transit' bus system intended to link Sutton green belt developments with the town centre and Birmingham have been delayed

It's back to the drawing board for plans for new ‘rapid’ transit routes to Sutton Coldfield as the region’s transport authority confirms the town ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
Sprint bus plans for Sutton Coldfield put on hold for three years

The new 'rapid transit' bus system intended to link Sutton green belt developments with the town centre and Birmingham have been delayed

It's back to the drawing board for plans for new ‘rapid’ transit routes to Sutton Coldfield as the region’s transport authority confirms the town ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
West Midlands to get ANOTHER two speed cameras - as four are being installed

Sandwell Council will rule on cameras used by commuters heading into Birmingham city centre

Two more speed cameras are expected to get the go-ahead next month - as four others are erected in the West Midlands.

Average speed cameras are going up in Walsall , Wolverhampton , ...

yesterday 20:35 open_in_new
Scathing criticism of Birmingham City Council following third auditor warning

Administration 'simply cannot be trusted with public money' - claim

Birmingham City Council has been accused of 'unprecedented levels of financial incompetence' following a third 'rare' auditor warning in four years.

The opposition Conservative group has issued ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Scathing criticism of Birmingham City Council following third auditor warning

Administration 'simply cannot be trusted with public money' - claim

Birmingham City Council has been accused of 'unprecedented levels of financial incompetence' following a third 'rare' auditor warning in four years.

The opposition Conservative group has issued ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Clean Air Zone solution for private hire trade that 'won't break the bank'

'There is no other city in the UK like Birmingham for LPG.'

A city firm has a solution for private hire drivers having to buy a new car because of the Clean Air Zone  - convert to LPG.

Birmingham Autogas says the trade has been left concerned and confused by the city council's ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Plan to stop flooding tragedies in Walsall approved

Action is being taken to avoid repeat of tragic death from last year's Walsall floods

A strategy to avoid a repeat of a tragic flooding in Walsall which claimed the life of a pensioner has been adopted.

Walsall Council's cabinet approved a new flood risk management plan, at a ...

yesterday 10:05 open_in_new
Plan to stop flooding tragedies in Walsall approved

Action is being taken to avoid repeat of tragic death from last year's Walsall floods

A strategy to avoid a repeat of a tragic flooding in Walsall which claimed the life of a pensioner has been adopted.

Walsall Council's cabinet approved a new flood risk management plan, at a ...

yesterday 10:05 open_in_new
New HS2 railway bridges will look like 'giant Lego bricks'

Artist impression shows the bridges that will be cast off-site and brought in

Major changes to Solihull's road network - required as part of the HS2 rail development - continue to cause fear and uncertainty among borough residents.

The installation of new bridges, likened to ...

yesterday 10:05 open_in_new
New HS2 railway bridges will look like 'giant Lego bricks'

Artist impression shows the bridges that will be cast off-site and brought in

Major changes to Solihull's road network - required as part of the HS2 rail development - continue to cause fear and uncertainty among borough residents.

The installation of new bridges, likened to ...

yesterday 10:05 open_in_new
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More cash needed for spiralling numbers of looked after children in Sandwell

More money needed to stop children’s social services falling further into the red

Council bosses are drawing up plans to prevent Sandwell children’s social services falling further into the red as it tries to cope with spiralling numbers of looked after youngsters.

The move ...

2019-03-24 21:23 open_in_new
Preparing for bar fight in Dudley as councillors clash

The scheme is likely to become a political football

Controversial plans to spend £650,000 on refurbishing Dudley Town Hall’s bar and catering facilities are expected to be hotly debated next week as councillors argue whether the scheme should go ahead.

Labour and Conservative ...

2019-03-24 21:23 open_in_new
Preparing for bar fight in Dudley as councillors clash

The scheme is likely to become a political football

Controversial plans to spend £650,000 on refurbishing Dudley Town Hall’s bar and catering facilities are expected to be hotly debated next week as councillors argue whether the scheme should go ahead.

Labour and Conservative ...

2019-03-24 21:23 open_in_new
Huge number of Brummies failing to opt-out of 'open' electoral register - here's why that matters

Any adult who is entitled to vote must add their name to the electoral register if they are requested to do so

More than a quarter of a million voters in Birmingham have their names on an “open” version of the electoral register - meaning their details can be bought by any ...

2019-03-24 21:23 open_in_new
Revealed: This is how under pressure Birmingham ambulance services are

West Midlands Ambulance Service Trust received more than 1.2 million emergency phone calls in the 12 months to July 2018, new figures have revealed

The number of emergency calls for ambulances in the West Midlands has increased by nearly 150,000 in a year.

West Midlands Ambulance ...

2019-03-24 21:23 open_in_new
Transfer of policing powers to the mayor is rejected

The board of the WMCA voted to reject the transfer, despite a public consultation showing support for the idea

Controversial plans to transfer the powers for policing to the mayor have been rejected today (Friday) - despite a public consultation showing support for the proposals.

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2019-03-24 21:23 open_in_new
Transfer of policing powers to the mayor is rejected

The board of the WMCA voted to reject the transfer, despite a public consultation showing support for the idea

Controversial plans to transfer the powers for policing to the mayor have been rejected today (Friday) - despite a public consultation showing support for the proposals.

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2019-03-24 21:23 open_in_new
Ask the Experts - get the latest tax bill advice from Haines Watts, Birmingham

Henry Briggs, partner at Haines Watts, shares his advice on keeping your tax bill at a minimum ahead of the end of the tax year

As a higher rate taxpayer, I realise that the end of the tax year is almost upon us and I have not taken any action to keep my tax bill to a minimum this year. ...

2019-03-24 02:29 open_in_new
Pay rise is a chance to 'value' work of Birmingham councillors

"I think most people would be surprised to hear councillors only get £16,500 a year"

A pay rise for Birmingham councillors is a chance to 'value' their work, it has been claimed.

An Independent Remuneration Panel has recommended that the basic allowance for city council ...

2019-03-24 02:29 open_in_new