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Shaun Bailey MP Calls Time on Dodgy Developers ; Football is Finally Home! ; Cold Showers for the Germans ; the History of Curzon Street ; Political Games on Trains ; The EFL is Back!
This week's Cut has an exclusive piece from Shaun Bailey, history being made and history being remembered, gas issues in Germany and politicians manoeuvring on strikes - have a read:
Welcome back to the Cut! We hope you’ll forgive us for being slightly late with this issue, but - to be completely honest - the excitement of the Euros was a little too much for us to get this one edited for Monday morning. We’re sure you can understand!
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In this week’s leading piece, we’re pleased to feature an exclusive article from Shaun Bailey MP. In a tragic story of residents trapped in unsellable homes on an estate not fit for purpose, Shaun reveals what reforms could and should be carried out:
“The public need to have confidence that there are provisions in place to prevent communities and the government from being forced to finish incomplete and often substandard infrastructure when a property developer goes under.”
All eyes were on Wembley on Sunday evening as England finally lifted an international trophy. It’s finally home!
Tomas Browne writes the match report in this week’s Cut:
“In what has been a brilliant tournament on the pitch for England, it has also been a spectacular success off it…”
In a Counter Cut first, local Historian Jenni Dixon, gives us an insight into the rich history of the building formally known as ‘Birmingham Station’ as it takes it’s place at the heart of the rail network once again:
“The arrival of the railway to Birmingham Station changed travel forever. Soon, Curzon Street will once again be at the heart of Britain's rail network and it's history should be celebrated.”
We have heard many arguments over whether the rail strikes are justified but in this week’s Counter Cut, Political Editor Jack Dixon analyses the political impact of the strikes on the two main political parties:
Labour and the Conservatives are both playing politics with the strikes - it's a risky game that could come back to bite them.
Why are Germans trying out cold showers? How is the gas crisis affecting Europe?
Nial Dixon delves into these questions in this week’s finance piece:
“Germans in Hanover will have to endure cold showers as they turn off the heating because of the Russian gas crisis.
It’s part of an all-out effort to maintain the depleting energy supply for the upcoming winter.”
And finally, The English Football League is back and our local teams in the West Midlands are off to a strong start. Tomas Browne gives us the latest:
“All in all it was a respectable result across the board for the West Midlands teams. It is always great to start the season positively and a point away from home in the first game is a big result.”
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