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 The plans amount to the closure of one in four ticket offices at railway stations across England and Wales. This will include Selly Oak, Hall Green, Acocks Green and Aston Stations.
 
Railway staff argue that unmanned stations are less secure with increases in vandalism and incidents of theft and assault. Surveys have shown that women and disabled users feel particularly vulnerable at stations which aren’t staffed. This was confirmed by a worker at Aston railway station; Vijay (pictured), who has worked for the railways for 23 years.

 Cadbury, now owned by US firm Kraft, will take on a further 54 research and development staff as part of a plan to introduce new products and develop existing ones

Steve said:

"Cadbury's new owner, Kraft, is creating more than 100 kobs in the UK, with more than half of these coming to Bournville.

THis is excellent news, coming a day after employment figures have shown that unemployment has risen to 1.58 million. I welcome these new jobs coming to Bornville, and I am glad to see Kraft investing in Bournvile and in the local economy".

The school also invited members of the local community including: members of Bournville Village Trust, school governors and representatives of the local community and businesses.

 

The constituents in this area were extremely worried, reporting dog and cockerel fights taking place on the site.

The problem was a complicated one to resolve as the land did not belong to the Council and therefore they could not evict the travellers from the land. 

After being alerted to the problem, Steve immediately contacted Chief Superintendent Kay at Bournville Police and urged him to do everything he could to protect local residents.

The organisation has been tasked with making each constituency more equal in size and reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600.
 
Steve has said today that, “The Boundary Commission has made a dog’s dinner out of this Boundary Review. In this whole process there’s one group of people who have been cut out entirely- the voters who have not been consulted at all.
 

Excluding those in full time education, the number has risen to 709,000, an increase of 91,000. 

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s allowance has risen by 20,300 to 1.58 million. The number of people employed in the public sector has fallen by 111,000, the largest fall since comparative records began. 

 Steve has highlighted the costly nature of the NHS reforms to the taxpayer. Professor Kieran Walshe, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Manchester University has suggested that the NHS reorganisation could cost up to £3bn. 

 

 
 The number of NHS patients waiting more than 6 weeks for a diagnostic test across the West Midlands has increased by 324 between May 2010 and July 2011.
 
The number of patients waiting more than 13 weeks has increased by 77 people over the same period.
 
Steve said: “These figures reflect very badly on the Conservative-led Government and their attempts to change the NHS.
 

West Midlands Police used around 10 staff from the private security company G4S to assist with the filing of electronic material from a counter-terrorism operation last December. The operation led to 9 people being charged with terrorism offences.
 
Steve will hope to question the Home Secretary on this matter in the House of Commons on the 12th of September.
 
Steve said:
 

The Government’s Labour Force Survey shows that there are now 119,000 more 19-24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEETs) representing a rise of 18%. 
 
In addition, the statistics released by the Department for Education shows that the number of young people not in education or training (NETs) has increased by 209,000 between the second quarter of 2010 and the same period in 2011.
 
 
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