Ian Shires

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

Diesel drivers face “toxin taxes” of up to £20 a day in 35 towns and cities across England. Andrea Leadsom, the environment secretary is due to unveil measure which will “oblige” local councils in affected areas to draw up plans as to how they are to deal with the problem of nitrous oxide and particulate […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Sun 2nd April 2017 – 4:37 pm Embed from Getty Images It’s quite incredible how we’ve gone from an Article 50 letter that makes scant reference to Gibraltar to a Tory Brexiteer suggesting that Theresa May would show the same attitude to the British territory as […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Thu 30th March 2017 – 9:27 pm The virtual ink was barely dry on Geoff Crocker’s harrowing piece about his son’s PIP interview when a comment from Sarah Olney on the damning report by the Independent Reviewer of the PIP implementation, Paul Gary, popped into my inbox. […]

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Today Britain steps into the abyss

by Ian Shires on 29 March, 2017

Published by danielbarker on 25 March, 2017 Everywhere you look, you seem to find glossy, full coloured material promoting Andy Street for West Midlands Metro Mayor. Strangely enough, you often have to look quite hard to see that he’s the Conservative candidate (are they ashamed?). The prevalence of the colour green would leave someone not […]

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Back in October last year Walsall Council had only sufficient funding to keep one library open and that was the Central Library next to the Council House in Walsall town centre thanks to continuing austerity measures from Mrs May’s Tories at Westminster. The Council needs to spend £86 million less over the next four years […]

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Bilston Town Hall is the Talent Match Black Country Central Hub, This innovative new programme, funded through the Big Lottery Fund, offers personalised support to 18-24 years olds who have been out of employment or education for more than a year and who face significant barriers to finding training, work or self-employment opportunities. If you’re […]

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Walsall Works Jobs Fair.

by Ian Shires on 27 March, 2017

Walsall Works, in connection with Black Country Impact and various partners are hosting the Walsall Works Jobs Fair. The Walsall Jobs Fair is taking place on Thursday 30th March With 80 employers to be in attendance Walsall College are also holding an Open Day on the same day Social Media tags #Walsalljobsfair Walsall Works @walsallworks […]

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There are some works being carried out on behalf of the council on the following roads Coppice Lane, (at canal bridge) Knightsbridge, Short Heath – Carriageway patching works from the 06/04/2017 to 07/054/17 between 0930 – 1600. Tarmac will carry out the on behalf of Walsall Council. Gas main connection works will be carried out on the A462 Sandbeds Road, near to […]

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Willenhall liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority is set to start a number of extensions to Midland Metro. The plans announced this week by Transport for West Midlands will see the network triple in size over the next decade, with passenger numbers forecast to increase from around 6.5 million […]

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