The key events in Sir Albert Bore's time at Birmingham City Council, as he announces he is to step down as leader.Read the full story ›
Political figures in the West Midlands have been paying tribute to Sir Albert Bore as he announces he will step down in December.Read the full story ›
Sir Albert Bore is set to step down as head of Birmingham City Council in December, according to Labour sources.
In a statement released by Labour, the City Council leader said that focus on how long he would stay in the job was 'drawing attention away' from the Council's work.
“What we also need at the moment is some stability rather than the distraction within the Council and the media of how long I might remain as Leader. This is drawing attention away from the work that the City Council needs to drive forward."
"A new voice will see Birmingham through the next period in its history. So it is right for me to step back and take on a different role."
The Hobbit has become the first book to be placed on the shelves of the Library of Birmingham.
The book, J.R.R. Tolkien’s much-loved 1937 children’s fantasy tale, was placed on the shelf by Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, to mark the imminent handover of the building by Carillion, the Library of Birmingham’s construction partner, to Birmingham City Council.
Birmingham City Council Leader Sir Albert Bore will today lead a group of politicians and businessmen to meet Prime Minister David Cameron.
The City Council say they will be looking for a fair deal for Birmingham which will lose millions of an estimated four hundred million pounds in government grants in 2014.
The future of Birmingham's Wholesale market may have been secured after talk of a million pound investment to give the site a makeover.
It still needs approval from Labour councillors when they take over Birmingham City council, but traders say it's a positive step forward.
The future of Birmingham's Wholesale market looks to have been secured for at least the next three years.Read the full story ›