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.
Union suspends industrial action in Birmingham bin dispute
Trade union Unite has suspended industrial action involving refuse workers after the High Court ordered Birmingham City Council to withdraw redundancy notices it had served on 113 employees.
McDonnell: Do not let officers determine policies
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has warned Labour councillors not to let their officers determine the policies of their councils.
Brum leader Clancy steps down amid growing pressure
Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy has stepped down amid growing pressure from the media and central government.
Javid calls for urgent update on Brum
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has called for an urgent update on what is happening in Birmingham, as the leader faces calls to step down.
Brum leader faces down pressure to quit
Birmingham City Council’s leader was battling for his political survival this week as he faced down calls for him to quit over the long-running bin dispute.
Birmingham’s leader on the horns of a dilemma
The dispute over Birmingham's bin strike has pushed John Clancy into an alley with one union cutting off one escape route and another union blocking the other. Michael Burton says the leader is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
Birmingham officers in warning over bin deal
A row is brewing between Birmingham City Council’s management and senior councillors over how to end the long-running industrial dispute with bin men.
Birmingham bin strike suspended
The bin strike that has hit Birmingham City Council has been suspended.
Brum improvement team set to withdraw
The team brought in to help Birmingham turn itself around has called on the secretary of state to let it step back in light of improvements and the new management team in place.
Hughes and Goldsworthy join new finance commission
An ex-boss of Birmingham City Council has been appointed to a commission charged with finding ways to provide billions of pounds for the West Midlands.
All change at Birmingham
Heather Jameson talks to Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy and interim chief executive Stella Manzie about the massive changes within the authority and the city as a whole.