NHS and immigration important issues to voters even though they are not mayor's responsibility
Exclusive survey reveals Labour and Tories too close to call on first preferences two weeks ahead of election - second votes will be crucial
Legendary toy retailer Hamleys announced in October it was planning to open a concession stand in House of Fraser while Solihull was awarded its first Michelin star
An inquiry slams the devolution deal which means the West Midlands must have an elected mayor while Edgbaston Stadium unveils a new diary of international cricket
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
Independent restaurant owners hit out in April at the perceived favouritism by landlords for chains while the end drew nearer for a city arts centre
Unless mayor can raise and spend money, devolution will remain a way for Govenment to pass down responsibility for decisions, pass the buck, without handing over any real power
The city council faces a massive financial crisis, meanwhile an unlikely figure has turned up to cheer on Jeremy Corbyn
Hall Green greyhound stadium, rivalries in Sutton Coldfield, a father's quest for justice and the weak Metro mayor all under the spotlight
Bromsgove MP's delegation is one of a range of initiatives unveiled at the Midlands Engine summit in Nottingham
When it comes to covering child protection services in Birmingham words like “failing”, “damning” and “struggling” have become so very familiar.
Local Government expert Chris Game, of the University of Birmingham, looks at the battle for seats in local elections in the West Midlands
Forget parish council stereotypes, Sutton Coldfield's new authority will be unlike any other
Stephen Dorrell served in John Major's cabinet in 1990s and will now seek better working practices among social and health services in Birmingham and Solihull
Conservatives attack ruling Labour group's decision to build houses on Birmingham's parks - something dismissed as 'misdirection'
The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of politics
Sutton Coldfield MP pours scorn over benefits plan which split Conservative Party
Activist's allegations have brought question of homophobia to the fore
Report warns outlook for businesses is concerning
Andrew Whitehead on the legal processes that UK policymakers would likely have to negotiate in the event of a Brexit.