Birmingham’s comeback king Muhammad Afzal, picked as next lord mayor, faces an uncertain future again thanks to his ability to put his foot in it.
Former leader Chris Roberts is given the freedom of the borough – despite that ‘uncouth voicemail incident’ that saw him step down in 2014.
Viridor, which won the controversial contract to run a local incinerator, is accused of destroying birdlife at the site.
Mayor Joe Anderson blames the government for cuts in adult social care, while others say it’s a pity the council paid £90k of his personal legal costs at an employment tribunal!
Anger as the council sells a prime site to an obscure spiritual group for a song, rather than to bidders who wanted to build affordable housing.