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Green belt land in Walmley Ash Lane, near Sutton Coldfield, where Birmingham City Council is planning to build 6,000 houses

Sutton Coldfield's green belt takes centre stage in housing battle

Four-week public inquiry launches into 17-year development plan for Birmingham with campaigners arguing that any development is going too far

More than 200 protestors joined a walk against developing in the green bel

Sutton Coldfield protesters warn developers off the green belt

Protesters walked around almost 1,000 acres of land earmarked for up to 6,000 homes and a giant factory

Andrew Mitchell, right in blue shirt, visiting flood-affected areas in Nowshera, Pakistan, in 2010 while serving as International Development Secretary.

Sutton Coldfield Tory MP under fire from his own party in overseas aid fight

Sutton Coldfield Tory MP Andrew Mitchell faced opponents from his own party as he won a battle to enshrine Britain's commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid.

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Neil Elkes: Birmingham puts party rivalry aside as it tries to fight back over wounding cuts

Birmingham Leader Sir Albert Bore told us that the total job losses at the council throughout the period of austerity would be equal to twice those lost during the 2005 Longbridge Rover collapse.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham MPs unite to demand HS2 college in the city

The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

HS2 depot could cost Birmingham 7,000 jobs, claims MP

Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne won a debate in Parliament as part of his opposition to the planned HS2 marshalling yard on an ex-factory site in Washwood Heath

Moundsley Hall Care Home

Moundsley Hall Nursing Home threatens legal action over development block

Care home company wants to build £6.5 million complex but has hit planning wall

Andrew Mitchell outside his north London home

MPs condemn Police Federation and Midland radio presenter Jon Gaunt over "cynical" Plebgate campaign

The Police Federation employed Midland talkshow host Jon Gaunt to run a cynical and politically-motivated campaign against Birmingham MP Andrew Mitchell, MPs say

Dr Raj Mattu who won a tribunal against Walsgrave Hospital after he warned cardiac patients were dying unnecessarily

Whistleblowers sacked by NHS demand inquiry

  • NHS

Group of doctors write to senior health official calling for judge-led investigation

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell 'astonished' at Nigeria abduction response

Sutton Coldfield MP Mitchell said the children were the future of Nigeria and the kidnapping was an “assault on all our values”

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education

Trojan Horse: Gove is "playing politics" over Birmingham school plot claims, says Liam Byrne

• Michael Gove accused of running scared over school plot claims linked to academies • Parents are frustrated that Oftsed is sitting on results of inquiry • Islam helps pupils succeed - but there must be no "religious schools by the back door", says MP

Andrew Mitchell

More heads roll in 'plebgate' fallout

The chairman and the general secretary of the embattled Police Federation both announcing they will retire at the end of next month.

Park View School, Alum Rock and Golden Hillock School, Sparkhill

All city MPs call for full inquiry into Trojan Horse claims

The MPs from the three main parties presented a united front in a joint letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne recently re-opening the Red Lion pub opposite Downing Street

Osborne delivers Budget for pensioners, working people and manufacturers

More than 250,000 working people in the West Midlands will be taken out of income tax entirely under changes announced in George Osborne's Budget statement

Birmingham Day in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons

Birmingham Day: Civic leaders and local enterprise partnerships pledge to work together

“We can re-emerge as the nation’s second economy and, most importantly, the most significant economy outside London.”

Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Solihull Hospital

Anger after Good Hope Hospital meeting cancelled

Health chiefs recently announced the talks would take place on March 20, giving locals the chance to have their say on any service closures or shake-up

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell

West Midlands police chief to apologise to Andrew Mitchell for 'plebgate' row

Report accused Police Federation of giving false account of meeting with Sutton Coldfield MP

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell

Campaign to reinstate Andrew Mitchell to Cabinet gathers momentum

Even West Bromwich Labour Party offers support to Conservative MP who resigned amid the 'Plebgate' affair

Pc Keith Wallis arrives at the Old Baileyfor sentencing

'Plebgate' police officer jailed for lying about Andrew Mitchell's Downing Street row

Keith Wallis claimed he had witnessed the confrontation between Sutton Coldfield MP and police

Packed room at Birmingham Day 2013

Next Birmingham Day at Parliament announced - Wednesday, March 5

Birmingham Day will be held in a Commons committee room, where stands will inform visitors about the work of successful businesses in the region

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