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<h2><a href="">Anita Ward facing fight for political life in bitter reselection battle<a href='' class='comments-small'>(5)</a></a></h2>Former Birmingham Lord Mayor Anita Ward is fighting for her political life after failing to be reselected by Labour to defend her seat at the 2016 city council elections.

A meeting <h2><a href="">The on-off West Midlands PCC election &#8211; now it&#8217;s complete chaos<a href='' class='comments-small'>(3)</a></a></h2>Uncertainty over whether the West Midlands will continue to have a police commissioner has descended into complete chaos after the Government contradicted the Conservative party by insisting elections for the <h2><a href="">Behind the Autumn Statement gloss: local government hit by 56% cuts<a href='' class='comments-small'>(15)</a></a></h2>George Osborne’s decision to scrap a £4.4 billion raid on tax credits as well as announcing the largest house-building and road investment programme since the 1970s delivered some favourable headlines <h2><a href="">New leader Clancy hits the ground running with Clark-Heseltine summit<a href='' class='comments-small'>(22)</a></a></h2>Birmingham‘s new leader John Clancy met Communities Secretary Greg Clark and Tory devolution guru Lord Heseltine yesterday to underline his commitment to city council governance reforms set out in the <h2><a href="">Osborne abandons tax credit cuts and finds cash for the arts in &#8216;sugary pill&#8217; Autumn Statement<a href='' class='comments-small'>(2)</a></a></h2>George Osborne performed a rare and very public U-turn in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review today, scrapping controversial plans to save £4.4 billion by cutting tax credits, and bowing


Greater Birmingham Streets ahead, thanks to our man at the DCLG

Greater Birmingham Streets ahead, thanks to our man at the DCLG 10

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership chair Andy Street has been given a key role as a senior Government adviser,on the same day as West Midlands leaders sign devolution deal with Government. Mr Street

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