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<h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/order-order-the-mayoral-power-play/">Order order: the mayoral power play<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/order-order-the-mayoral-power-play/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>If you were in any doubt about the level of excitement and anticipation felt towards the prospect of a Metro Mayor joining council leaders around the West Midlands Combined Authority <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cuts-signal-groundhog-day-for-birmingham-city-council/">Cuts signal groundhog day for Birmingham city council<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cuts-signal-groundhog-day-for-birmingham-city-council/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>“Here we are again” formed part of the greeting to the media by Cllr Clancy as he launched Birmingham city council's budget proposals for 2017/18, with cuts totalling £78 million. <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birminghams-political-dividing-line-austerity-anger-v-financial-incompetence/">Birmingham&#8217;s political dividing line: austerity anger v financial incompetence<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/birminghams-political-dividing-line-austerity-anger-v-financial-incompetence/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>If you are a fan of passionate parliamentary debates, then yesterday's debate on a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Birmingham City Council is actually worth a watch. <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/civic-jam-our-just-about-managing-councils/">Civic JAM – our ‘Just About Managing’ councils<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/civic-jam-our-just-about-managing-councils/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>It was a short seven-word sentence that really struck me: “Budget cuts for 2017-18 total around £100m.”  It was in Kevin Johnson’s preview of the Labour Group’s budget meeting – <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/transport-takes-its-toll-in-tv-mayoral-debate/">Transport takes its Toll in TV mayoral debate<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/transport-takes-its-toll-in-tv-mayoral-debate/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>You join us for a second visit to Wolverhampton….the beating heart of the West Midlands.

Wolverhampton’s first railway station was at Wednesfield Heath, about a mile from the city centre. It

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“Here we are again” formed part of the greeting to the media by Cllr Clancy as he launched Birmingham city council's budget proposals for 2017/18, with cuts totalling £78 million.

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Order order: the mayoral power play

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If you were in any doubt about the level of excitement and anticipation felt towards the prospect of a Metro Mayor joining council leaders around the West Midlands Combined Authority

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