There was a recent moment of drama in the chamber at Birmingham City Council – well, more than usual – when a ceremonial clanger was highlighted.
Amey hit by £50m compensation bill - reports
Amey has been ordered to pay Birmingham City Council more than £50m in compensation after the contractor lost a long-running court battle, according to reports.
Local input key to new-look counter terrorism strategies
Putting councils at the centre of counter-terror strategies could allay community fears they are a front for state surveillance, experts have told The MJ.
Brum takes £63m from reserves to help overspend
Birmingham City Council has spent a whopping £63m of its reserves to ‘structurally deliver’ its 2017/18 budget and reduce an overspend of more than £20m, a report to senior councillors has revealed.
Future Forum: Councils must heed auditor warnings
Local government could make the same compelling case for fresh Whitehall cash as the health sector – but must heed warnings from auditors, Sir Amyas Morse has told The MJ’s Future Forum.
Wanna hook up?
Council press teams are used to being reactive on Twitter, but how would your local authority respond to a mysterious suitor asking if it wanted to ‘hook up’?
LGA strikes £20m improvement deal
Whitehall is looking to strengthen the sector-led improvement regime in its latest £20m deal with the Local Government Association (LGA), The MJ understands.
Amey starts on next phase of cycle project
Construction giant Amey has begun work on the second phase of a major cycle scheme project funded by Birmingham City Council.
Dawn Baxendale: aiming for the pinnacle of success
As she takes over as the new chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Dawn Baxendale talks to Heather Jameson about her challenges at Southampton City Council and her ambitious plans for the opportunities Birmingham can offer to its communities.
Improvement in Brum's children's services
Birmingham City Council is making progress in its efforts to improve its children’s services, but needs to improve the consistency of its work, according to Ofsted.
Brum improvement team vows to work with council
The team brought in to turn around Birmingham has vowed to work more closely with the council.
Hotel levy talks over Commonwealth Games
Talks between Birmingham City Council and the Government over how the Commonwealth Games will be funded are continuing, The MJ understands.
Call for Government intervention at Liverpool
The former leader of Liverpool City Council, Mike Storey, has called for the Government to intervene at the authority.
Fasten your seatbelts it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
Heather Jameson leads us through the events of another roller-coaster year.
Deal to end Brum bin strike
Birmingham City Council’s long-running dispute with union Unite appears to be over after the sides brokered a deal protecting pay while modernising waste management roles.
Brum welcomes landmark DoLs judgement
The Court of Appeal has ruled that parents can sometimes consent on behalf of their 16 and 17 year old children to care arrangements that would otherwise be a deprivation of liberty.
Ofsted: More to do to improve Birmingham's children's services
Birmingham City Council has ‘further work’ to do to improve its children’s services, an Ofsted monitoring visit has found.
Fresh audit warning for Brum
Birmingham City Council’s auditors have delivered another major warning over the authority’s budget.
Friction rises as council leaders warn over Whitehall’s threats to withhold bed-blocking cash.
Improvement panel to remain in Birmingham
The team brought in to turn Birmingham City Council around has backtracked on its plans to withdraw.