Groups in the city concerned about the cuts/austerity are demonstrating against these measures which oblige the poorest in our society to pay the price for the 2008 financial crisis, for which successive governments and the banking hierarchy were responsible.

They may be interested to see the long-term approach advocated by 22 councils in England and Scotland to address these shared concerns.

Susan Press of the Co-operative News reports that Birmingham is the latest council to express an interest (article was only seen in hard copy at the time of writing). 

Read on here.