‘Stakes are high for Birmingham’ as improvement panel prepares to meet

City council chief executive Mark Rogers has issued a guarded warning ahead of a crucial meeting this week of the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel – ‘we’re getting better, but the

Clark ‘encouraged’ by Kerslake progress, but next three months ‘critical’ for Birmingham

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has said he is ‘encouraged’ by Birmingham city council leader John Clancy’s “clear commitment to fully implement” the Kerslake recommendations. But Mr Clark also warned the

The day a ‘novice’ stepped up to the plate and proved his critics wrong

The latest letter from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel chair John Crabtree to Communities Secretary Greg Clark makes it clear that Birmingham city council is finally beginning to deliver reforms

2015: A Year of Revolution

2015 was a year of momentous change for Birmingham and the West Midlands. A city council leader was ousted and a new one chosen as the consequences of the Kerslake

Clark’s smoking gun letter ‘puts the frighteners on Birmingham council’

City council leader Sir Albert Bore’s appearance before the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, where he will defend his record on delivering the Kerslake Review reforms, was always going to be

Dale’s Diary: How Big Eric’s departure could smooth Birmingham’s path to fortnightly bin collections

Ministers aren’t exactly shouting this from the rooftops, but if Birmingham city council did want to go ahead with a widely rumoured plan to switch weekly household refuse collections to