MP renews warnings of takeover following plans for yet more students flats

 Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling on the Planning Committee to reject plans to build 31 student flats in Stirchley as concerns rise over a student takeover of parts of Selly Oak constituency. The MP’s comments come in response to the latest application for purpose-built student accommodation in Stirchley. The re-submitted application proposesContinue reading MP renews warnings of takeover following plans for yet more students flats

Dish out the £1.5bn arts fund

I love Birmingham Rep. It’s a beautiful building and has long been one of the cultural jewels as our only producing theatre with something for everyone. Birmingham’s reputation is built on our industrial heritage which means that many people hear Birmingham and think engineering, cars and manufacture. That’s OK until some, who’ve probably never setContinue reading Dish out the £1.5bn arts fund

Don’t Penalise Pensioners

Coronavirus is leaving a trail of destruction with jobs lost and the livelihoods of the self-employed and small business owners destroyed; school children falling behind; and, an appalling number of deaths which has touched families in every part of the country. As attention now switches to the longer-term impact on the economy, I’m conscious ofContinue reading Don’t Penalise Pensioners

BBC Brum plans in tatters

News of cuts at BBC Birmingham have sent shockwaves through a region braced for huge Covid19 job losses. The plans mean axing 1 in 6 posts with the Mailbox at the forefront where 33 of 36 hub jobs are going, raising questions about its future. Award-winning shows like Inside Out will be scrapped and regionalContinue reading BBC Brum plans in tatters


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