Labour councillor John Clancy has travelled from the relative obscurity of the back benches to one of the biggest jobs in local government.Read the full story ›
Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne is calling for more help for the children of drinkers, in a highly personal Commons speech today.Read the full story ›
Newly appointed Labour Group leader John Clancy has said he feels a 'great sense of honour and responsibility' at his election.
He spoke of 'challenging times ahead' for the city and pledged to work towards a 'more open and transparent council'.
He also paid tribute to Sir Albert Bore, who he is set to replace as City Council leader in a meeting next month.
“I want to pay tribute to Sir Albert Bore for his dedication to Birmingham, his commitment to the people of Birmingham, for his leadership of the Council and as Leader of the Labour Group for the last 16 years."
"Sir Albert has always put Labour values at the centre of his vision for Birmingham – he has brought world-class investment to the city and overseen the longest period of regeneration in the city’s history."
“I am also very grateful to my family, friends and Labour colleagues for their support throughout this leadership election."
Labour Councillor John Clancy has been elected as the new Leader of Birmingham Labour Group following a vote last night.
He is set to replace Sir Albert Bore as leader of Birmingham City Council at a meeting on December 2.
Protesters will gather in Nottingham’s Old Market Square later to protest about the Government’s plans to cut working tax credits.Read the full story ›
Ironbridge Power Station in Shropshire is to close this afternoon after 46 years in operation.Read the full story ›
MPs urge the Labour deputy leader to write to the family following 'inappropriate comments' to a national newspaper about the former peerRead the full story ›
The panel tackle three topics tonight including how to ensure we have enough energy in the future, while protecting the planet.
Here's a preview of things getting a little lively over a difference in opinion on renewable energy:
Watch the full programme tonight at 10:45 on ITV.
This week we have been shining a light on how the Midlands is leading the way in exploring new forms of producing energy.
In our third and final report by Wesley Smith, we look at the ways local businesses have embraced renewable technologies and the challenges they may face.
In the latest special report on the use of energy in our region, we focus on how people across the Midlands have developed novel ways of powering their homes.
From newly developed eco-friendly houses, to solar panels and even a cabin in Herefordshire which was built with recycled materials for less than £1,500.