Author Archives: Deirdre Alden

Leafletting And Bin Bags

Out with the team leafletting in Edgbaston yesterday – sadly lots of bin bags and overflowing wheelie bins on the streets – the result of Labour’s bin strike. We’re not even scheduled for a collection this week – so this … Continue reading

Birmingham Bin Strike Update

  Birmingham’s bin strike could continue until Christmas, Unite the union are threatening. The Council’s much-heralded three week clean up ended today – and surprise, surprise, not all the city has been cleared. The idea that in three weeks the … Continue reading

T20 Cricket At Edgbaston

Great weather for last night’s T20 match between the Worcestershire Rapids and the Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston. A close result in a thrilling match with the Rapids winning by 5 runs. Many thanks to sponsors Birmingham City University for inviting … Continue reading

Different Anglez

Picture courtesy Charmaine@DifferentAnglez Twitter feed. Great to be on Chairmaine’s DifferentAnglez politics show on New Style Radio this morning with Cllr Clements (Labour) and Cllr Jan (Lib Dem) for a round table discussion of the bin strike and various other … Continue reading

Where Is Clancy?

(Picture courtesy of Neil Elkes’ Twitter.) Where is John Clancy, the Labour Leader of Birmingham City Council? The bin strike – now five weeks old and no end in sight – is causing untold misery for residents, but there’s no … Continue reading

The Jamaican Athletics Team Training In Edgbaston

Great to have the Jamaican Athletics Team training at Birmingham University in Edgbaston ahead of the World Athletics Championships in London next month, and to be invited to the Lapworth Museum on the campus earlier this week for a reception … Continue reading

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