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Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addresses Project Fields campaign group in Walmley

'Summer no time' for Sutton Coldfield green belt consultation

Birmingham City Council under fire over timing of consultation launch as it moves forward with project to build 6,000 homes and a factory on rural land in Sutton

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

Culture Secretary: We'll look at BBC in regions

  • BBC

John Whittingdale, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pledged to address regional provision in debates over the BBC's next ten-year charter

BBC show Doctors being filmed in Stratford in 2012

Calls to base new BBC production hub in Birmingham

  • BBC

Corporation's 'studios' division will make programmers for other broadcasters

Andrew Mitchell MP

Police Federation officials should face disciplinary over 'Plebgate'

Independent Police Complaints Commission says West Mercia and Warwickshire police officers should be charged with gross misconduct

Only the best will do for Greater Birmingham

Same old faces being tipped to become 'Metro Mayor' for the region suggest that the search needs to be widened

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Commons publishes allowances and interests

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London

Government makes charter renewal pledge after MPs hit out at BBC Midland spend

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More than 20 MPs turned out at a special debate in Parliament over BBC spending levels in the Midlands and the East

Prime Minister David Cameron with acting Labour leader Harriet Harman at the State Opening of Parliament

'One nation' - and why the PM could have the last laugh

David Cameron has a plan to change the Conservative Party’s image - and rebrand it as the party for working people and social justice.

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

I'll cut tax for 2m in West Midlands, David Cameron pledges

The Prime Minister said announcements in the Queen's speech will make it easier to create jobs and wealth in

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh before the State Opening of Parliament

Queen's Speech: Devolution, jobs and EU referendum to be included

Conservatives claim the Queen’s speech will drive forward jobs, investment and growth throughout the West Midlands

MP Andrew Mitchell

MP Andrew Mitchell won't rule out return

Ex-cabinet minister in ‘plebgate’ scandal still has desire for frontline role as minister.

Shops in Lichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, which are set to be redeveloped

Major Mere Green work months away after £6.4m sale

The £6.4 million sale of a redevelopment scheme will allow work to start in July, with the likes of Marks & Spencer and Boots already signed up as tenants

MP Andrew Mitchell

Election set for men-only contests in parts of Birmingham

Voters in five West Midlands constituencies will not be given the chance to elect a female candidate.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Anger as West Midlands MPs reject calls to delay HS2 after damning Lords report

Finance committee questions if £50 billion rail line is needed

Andrew Mitchell outside his north London home

'Plebgate' officer accepts £80,000 damages

The conclusion of PC Toby Rowland’s defamation case against the MP has been announced at the High Court

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

John Hemming and Andrew Mitchell among top-earning MPs outside Parliament

Lib Dem and Tory Birmingham MPs earn more from business interests than they do from politics

Birmingham health expert's delight at ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Pro-smoking campaigners Forest claim the legislation is excessive

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell

General Election 2015: Sutton Coldfield looks safe for Andrew Mitchell, say bookies

Andrew Mitchell has had no shortage of problems of late, but bookmakers say his Sutton Coldfield seat is looking as safe as it gets for the General Election

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

Birmingham green belt housing brought step closer with new report

Report calls on Birmingham City Council to supply more details on how it assessed the city’s requirement for 80,000 more new homes by 2031

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell

David Cameron: Andrew Mitchell must move on from Plebgate

The Prime Minister insisted it was "never right to be abusive or rude" to a police officer and said the judge had "made very clear his verdict"

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