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<h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/last-weeks-andy-who-is-this-weeks-andy-wow/">Last week’s ‘Andy who?’ is this week’s ‘Andy wow!’<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/last-weeks-andy-who-is-this-weeks-andy-wow/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>I hold no brief whatever for the West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, and have been critical, including in these columns, of aspects of both his election campaign and his eight <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/sometimes-only-single-minded-mavericks-can-succeed/">Sometimes only single-minded mavericks can succeed<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/sometimes-only-single-minded-mavericks-can-succeed/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>If the health police haven’t yet been alerted, they’d jolly well better be, writes Paul Dale. 

A film that is doing a roaring trade in Britain’s cinemas has as its star <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/welcome-to-politics-mr-mayor/">Welcome to politics, Mr Mayor<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/welcome-to-politics-mr-mayor/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>After seven months in the role, Andy Street has discovered that being a Metro Mayor is a political job after all, writes Kevin Johnson.

The Conservative Mayor, who deployed a green <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/street-loses-first-vote-as-mayor/">Street loses first vote as Mayor<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/street-loses-first-vote-as-mayor/#comments' class='comments-small'>(1)</a></a></h2>Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, lost his first vote as chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority when local authority leaders rejected proposals for a Mayoral precept this <h2><a href="http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/street-makes-4-hat-trick-first-goal-of-2018/">Street makes 4 hat-trick first goal of 2018<a href='http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/street-makes-4-hat-trick-first-goal-of-2018/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2>2017 was wrapped up with successes in the races to win the City of Culture and Commonwealth Games prizes for Coventry (2021) and Birmingham (2022) respectively.

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Street loses first vote as Mayor

Street loses first vote as Mayor 1

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, lost his first vote as chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority when local authority leaders rejected proposals for a Mayoral precept this

Councils

Tourist charge shouldn’t depend on the Games

Tourist charge shouldn’t depend on the Games

Did you notice the wording of the Birmingham Post’s front-page Commonwealth Games story last week – about how the Government might be “willing to give the green light to a

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Tim Pile announced as the new Chair of GBSLEP

Tim Pile announced as the new Chair of GBSLEP

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has appointed Tim Pile as its new Chair today (Thursday 12th October). Mr Pile is the former Chair and Chief Executive of

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