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Police and Crime Comissioner

April 19, 2016 Gareth

TweetAlongside the local council elections this year we will also be selecting a Police and Crime Commissioner, this is an ineffective post that shouldn’t be political, it should be done by a Police Authority who […]

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Planning Applications w/c 28th April 2016

April 10, 2016 Gareth

TweetA few new planning applications this week in the Ladywood area. Some minor modifications to Great Western Arcade and outside seating for the new Grand Hotel. For the Jewellery Quarter the old Harris & Gibbs site […]

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Local Elections May 2016

April 9, 2016 Gareth

TweetI would like to thank my local community for nominating me to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Ladywood in the local elections on May 5th – grass roots liberalism!

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Trident vs Steel

April 3, 2016 Gareth

TweetAfter the Conservatives had vetoed the use of import tariffs on Chinese steel, are they really surprised the steel industry in the UK is now floundering? Of course they aren’t. Trident costs £120billion and would […]

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April 2, 2016 Gareth

TweetIn case anyone wants to know… I’m pro Europe

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Farewell Brewsmiths

March 6, 2016 Gareth

TweetSad news from Andy and the staff at Brewsmiths on Livery Street. Due to low footfall there is not enough business currently to make it viable. I would like to thank Andy of his support […]

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International Affairs

Iran: Sanctions to be lifted

January 17, 2016 Gareth

Tweet More details on The Guardian Website – Click Image International sanctions against Iran have been lifted nearly 4 decades after being imposed. Yesterday the United Nations Atomic Energy Watchdog formerly accepted that Tehran have […]

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Staycity Aparthotel – Opening Feb 2016

January 13, 2016 Gareth

TweetThe Jewellery Quarter will soon be home to a Staycity Aparthotel. The Dublin based Staycity owned property is located on Charlotte Street. After £17million of investment the 170 one and two bedroom apartments will open […]

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Boundary Commission – Ward Changes

January 11, 2016 Gareth

TweetBob Kerslake, a government inspector,  produced in 2014 a wide-ranging report into Birmingham City Council and how the city is run. One of the main recommendations was to reduce the number of councillors and increase […]

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Jeremy Hunt vs Junior Doctors

January 10, 2016 Gareth

TweetIn the first industrial action since 1975, junior doctors in England will provide only emergency cover for 24 hours from 8am on Tuesday (12th January) The same action will be taken for 48 hours from […]