Dale’s Diary: WMCA hits ‘a bump in the road’, and is Clancy a Corbynista?

It didn’t take long for the West Midlands Combined Authority, that gathering of 16 councils and three local enterprise partnerships, to suffer its first public political row – and it’s

Dale’s Diary: West Midlands metro mayor no one wants (except Sion Simon)

The general reaction when it emerged that West Midlands council leaders wanted to pay the region’s elected metro mayor as little as £30,000 a year was ‘who on earth will

Dale’s Diary: Ali v Ward and cabinet reshuffle, all the gossip you need to know

Speculation surrounding John Clancy’s cabinet reshuffle and the deputy leadership battle between Ian Ward and Tahir Ali is so intense that even Birmingham Council House’s greatest gossips are finding it