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I am an experienced online journalist and political editor working for Trinity Mirror papers in the West Midlands and the North East, based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery at Westminster.

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Cash-strapped Birmingham city council is sponsoring a conference organised by a think tank dedicated to cutting public spending.

The Conservative and Liberal Democrat-led authority is sponsoring a London conference organised by Reform, at a cost of £7,500.

Star speaker will be Eric Pickles, the Local Government Secretary, who spends much of his time attacking councils for wasting taxpayers' money.

Before I go further, I should point out that Birmingham City Council have been asked for a comment (at about ten minutes to five this afternoon) and have promised to speak to us tomorrow. So they haven't really had a chance to respond.

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Jonathan Walker Political Editor of the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury, Coventry Telegraph, Newcastle Journal, Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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