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Asian Network staff to strike over BBC Birmingham production cuts

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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

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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

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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

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London updated

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Time for the Midlands to make up its mind

London Mayor Boris Johnson believes the West Midlands would benefit from combined authority

BBC Director-General Tony Hall

Director general vows to strengthen BBC Birmingham as more criticism over investment pours in

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In a letter to the Post, Tony Hall said he was committed to making sure the West Midlands is “properly represented and reflected”

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: Labour's high speed rail rethink is a "slap in the face" to Midlands

Prime Minister condemns Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls for saying new east-west rail line should come before completing HS2

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore (centre) meets with William Hague MP (left) and leaders from Core Cities Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Nottingham

Core Cities UK meets William Hague to push devolution vision

Sir Albert Bore joins up with other city leaders for meeting with former Tory Party leader who now heads the Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers

Birmingham City Council where members are predicting a 'battle royale' if an elected mayor is imposed on the city or region

City councillors predict 'battle royale' over elected mayor

Watchdog committee calls for inquiry into the proposals for joint working between the Birmingham and Black Country authorities

Neil Elkes meets 'White Dee' Deirdre Kelly at the Conservative Party Conference fringe event at the Novotel in Broad Street, Birmingham.

Neil Elkes: White Dee shakes many a pre-conception at Birmingham's Tory Party Conference

Deirdre Kelly, White Dee of Benefits Street fame, was enough to draw a large crowd - and media - to an average meeting room at Birmingham Broad Street's Novotel, for the Tory Party Conference.

Traffic jam in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham looks at 'diesel tax' in bid to cut congestion

Charges are back on the agenda as council comes under pressure to cut pollution

George Osborne

Chancellor wants Birmingham to have elected mayor

George Osborne promises cash and control over transport and housing


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