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15 May 2018

Rethinking Planning: Stephen Alexander, Head Of City Planning at City of Wolverhampton Council

Guest post from Stephen Alexander, Head Of City Planning at City of Wolverhampton Council. Stephen will be speaking at IEWM Expert Insights: Planning Processes event on 15th June 2018. To secure your place, email Shelley Madley at IEWM on SMadley@westmidlandsiep.gov.uk. Read More

8 May 2018

WMIC Issue 21: Consultations

Some recently announced Government consultations and committee inquiries which should be of interest to councils and their partners. Read More

8 May 2018

WMIC Issue 21: Education, education, money, accountability – School finances and accountability

A number of recent reports have cast light on aspects of the finances and accountability of schools. With significant proportions of schools apparently in straitened circumstances, West Midlands in Context takes a look at what they say. Read More

8 May 2018

WMIC Issue 21: A run on the bank – Reports shed light on poverty in the region

With the Trussell Trust publishing its latest figures on the use of their food banks, West Midlands in Context takes a look at some of the recent reports casting light on the nature of poverty in the West Midlands. Read More

8 May 2018

WMIC Issue 21: Drinking habits – Tea-totalers, drinkers, bingers and hospital admissions

New reports find that while West Midlanders are among the least likely to drink, the rate of hospital admissions due to alcohol is among the highest. West Midlands in Context takes a look. Read More