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It emerged in May that Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight was trying to open a production studio in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - May: Steven Knight moots new studio, Northfield Manor to be reborn and Ikea comes to city centre

The founder of TV hit Peaky Blinders said in May that he had held discussions with Paramount about launching a new studio in Birmingham while a fire-hit manor was to regenerated as a housing estate

West Midlands businesses are divided over the UK's future in Europe

Brexit - hard facts and uncertainties

Andrew Whitehead on the legal processes that UK policymakers would likely have to negotiate in the event of a Brexit.

George Osborne looks unhappy in the House of Commons the day after the Lords rejected his tax credit cuts

Turns out George Osborne isn't a political genius after all

George Osborne could still become the next Tory leader but the tax credits disaster is a reminder that he's not invincible

The Uber app being used as the car-sharing service.

When is a meter not a meter?

The High Court has handed down a declaratory judgment, in proceedings brought by regulator Transport for London and the "bête noire" of the black cabs, Uber.

Jack Dromey MP has called on the Chancellor to reverse tax credit cuts

Jack Dromey demands Chancellor reverses tax credit cuts

MP for Erdington urges George Osborne to rethink the cuts which it is suggested will leave more than 100,000 families in the Midlands worse off

Waheed Saleem, chairman of Lunar Society

Ex-Lunar Society chief: A mayor for Greater Birmingham is vital

Waheed Saleem has called for a full public debate on the devolution plans, the Metro Mayor and the West Midlands Combined Authority

2,650 West Midlands jobs threatened by feed-in tariff cuts, campaigners warn

Up to 2,650 solar jobs in the West Midlands are under threat because of tariff cuts, an industry body has warned. The vast majority of the 3,310 people employed in the solar sector in the region could be at risk due to the proposed 87 per cent, according to the Solar Trade Association

Actress and writer Meera Syall

Meera Syal hits out at 'shocking' BBC investment in the Midlands

  • BBC

The Goodness Gracious Me star called for more investment in production in the region – and is backing the Post’s campaign demanding a fairer share of BBC spending

Bobby Friction

Asian Network staff to strike over BBC Birmingham production cuts

  • BBC

Staff have been angered by shows being moved out of Birmingham, following the likes of Coast, Countryfile and Hairy Bikers, which are all no longer produced here

The Post's campaign calling for a fair deal from the BBC

Fairer BBC funding part of reform green paper

  • BBC

Post campaign gains traction with government as new paper from Department for Culture, Media and Sport highlights issue of 'regional delivery' from corporation

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

Budget: George Osborne hasn't really introduced a living wage

Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have introduced a compulsory living wage is not all it seems, but it helps his campaign to position the Conservatives as the workers' party

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London

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

  • BBC

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

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London updated

BBC 'short-changing the Midlands' to be debated in Parliament

  • BBC

A special Westminster Hall debate will be held next Tuesday on BBC investment levels – which work out at £12.40 per licence-fee payer in this region

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

David Jamieson hints at West Midlands metro mayor bid

David Jamieson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, offered a warm welcome to the Government’s planned Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz

East and West Midlands unite to call for fair share from BBC

  • BBC

Politicians in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Coventry and Solihull back Post campaign for fairer deal from publicly-funded broadcaster

Mike Whitby and Boris Johnson at Downing Street

Why is government allowing the West Midlands to drag out the elected mayor issue?

When the subject of a directly elected mayor has reared its head in Birmingham it has traditionally been ground into the dust by opponents but the issues just refuses to go away

Sajid Javid

Midland MPs put at heart of business and finance in Westminster

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has has been appointed Business Secretary while Ladywood's Shabana Mahmood will be Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

John Whittingdale appointed Culture Secretary ahead of BBC charter debates

  • BBC

New Culture Secretary appointed as pressure rises on state broadcaster to invest as much in the Midlands as other UK regions

Actor Peter Davison

Birmingham 'left out of loop' by the BBC, former Doctor Who star says

  • BBC

The BBC spent £12.40 for every licence fee-payer in the Midlands last year – compared to £80 in the North, £122 in Wales and £757 in London


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