News articles

Home-to-school Transport

Inquiry launched into Birmingham council school transport after parent uproar-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/inquiry-launched-birmingham-council-school-16903955

Lifeline for school transport firm – as Birmingham forces through controversial service shake-up-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/school-transport-firm-atg-gets-16316061

Controversial changes to school transport in Birmingham are BLOCKED-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/controversial-changes-school-transport-birmingham-16222572

School transport service ‘bleeding’ money in £3.5m black hole- https://www.business-live.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/school-transport-service-bleeding-money-15323247

Removing school bus chaperones in Birmingham ‘dangerous’-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45734781

Waste Collections

More than 12,000 sign petition calling for tax refund over bin strikes-
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2017-09-03/more-than-12-000-sign-bin-petition-calling-for-refund-for-residents/

Wylde Green Ward Issues

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/childrens-nursery-plans-sutton-coldfield-14119099

‘Brawling revellers’ at Wylde Green pub closing party lead to police arrests-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/brawling-revellers-wylde-green-pub-16133112

Repairs hope for Birmingham’s “worst road”-
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/birmingham/2019/09/30/repairs-hope-for-birminghams-worst-road/

Mental Health Awarness

Birmingham aims to have zero suicides within a decade-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-aims-zero-suicides-within-17109205

Councillor’s brave revelation as child abuse incidents in Birmingham rise-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/councillors-brave-revelation-child-abuse-15975358

The emotional moment city councillor Alex Yip thought about committing suicide-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/emotional-moment-city-councillor-thought-15387960
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-46140545

Magistrates

Magistrates’ courts need ‘younger, more diverse recruits’-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37689255

Birmingham City Council

Auditors issue Birmingham with third section 24 notice-
https://www.room151.co.uk/resources/auditors-issue-birmingham-with-third-section-24-notice/

Councillor who said ‘there is no ISIS’ given new role – protecting kids from extremism-
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/councillor-who-said-there-no-12749135

Plan to slash £1m of funding for city arts venues ‘puts world class reputation at risk’-
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/plan-slash-1m-funding-city-15449078

Why Britain’s Chinese community has long punched below its weight-
https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2016/11/28/why-britains-chinese-community-has-long-punched-below-its-weight

Funeral set for young sisters killed after being mown down on way to Sunday school-
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/funeral-set-young-sisters-killed-6290171
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-35549933