As part of the Education Act 2011, schools took over responsibility for providing independent careers advice from local authorities in September, although Connexions centres will continue to support vulnerable young people.
Former Liberal Democrat turned Green councillor for Shirley West, Howard Allen, will be the only member of his party standing for election in the Shirley area, he says this is in order to hold the Conservatives to account over Parkgate.
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