Ian Shires

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ward, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Walsall MBC Learn more

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Published in The Guardian by Alan Fraser Chief executive, Birmingham YMCA Wed 15 Aug 2018 10.58 BST Last modified on Wed 15 Aug 2018 12.06 BST After a decade of cuts and plummeting staff levels, providers of housing and support want more than promises  New housing association houses in Rochdale. The government has pledged £1.67bn for new social […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Vince Cable | Fri 17th August 2018 – 11:55 am Cancer is traumatising. It is universal, leaving no family untouched. I saw this first-hand. Cancer took my first wife, Olympia, in 2001. To repeat what I wrote in my memoirs, that experience showed me that whatever may be said […]

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40 PER CENT INCREASE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN

by Ian Shires on 17 August, 2018

Posted on August 17, 2018 by richardkemp Too many children look like this because they eat too many of this type of product and drink too much sugary drinks. Burgers and chips need to be treats and not part of a staple diet The number of children and young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes, […]

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Boris’s Burka Bashing – Morally Malevolent

by Ian Shires on 15 August, 2018

Published on Liberal Democrat voice By Tahir Maher | Wed 15th August 2018 – 7:28 am A while back my wife decided that she would start to wear the hijab. She never discussed this with me nor did I have any indication she wanted to wear one. She felt that as part of her spiritual […]

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Published on Lib Dem Voice By Howard Sykes | Mon 6th August 2018 – 1:55 pm In the last six months, more than one hundred home-based and residential care providers have ceased trading, affecting more than 5,300 people, as providers hand back contracts to more than sixty councils, affecting thousands of people. Social care faces […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Mon 6th August 2018 – 8:56 pm So, Boris’s mask slips. A couple of weeks after it was reported he was hanging around with racist populist Steve Bannon, he comes out with all sorts of racist guff about women wearing burkas and niqabs. The worst of […]

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West Midlands Police funding is rising by £9.5 million this year. However that’s no thanks to anything the local conservatives and their government have done. The extra funding is coming at the expense of local tax payers through their police precept. The amount that the West Midlands force will receive off the Government in the […]

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As a “make over” is about to commence on Willenhall Town Centre we need to demand better for our area. The time is right to put Willenhall on the map.  Back in 2006, in March of that year to be precise, Walsall Council’s Cabinet approved work on the Willenhall Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF). In January of […]

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Black Country Electric Vehicle Charging

by Ian Shires on 3 August, 2018

Published by the West Midlands Combined AuthorityBlack Country councils are teaming up with the West Midlands Combined Authority to assess existing demand for electric vehicles and anticipate future demand over the next five years. We are keen to understand where demand is highest so we can consider a response in respect to on-street residential charge points, and address the need […]

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I was out and about on the Coppice Farm Neighbourhood Park this week with Clean and Green to check the clean up operation following a fly – tipping incident in the lead up to last weekend. Whilst over there I spoke with a number of dog walkers who were not shy in coming forward with […]

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