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Local enterprise partnerships could see more funding says Prime Minister

The Government committed £2 billion to the first Single Local Growth Fund pot – set up as a result of Lord Heseltine’s devolution plans, in which he called for a pot of more than £50 billion.

Prime Minister David Cameron at Birmingham Airport

Airport job hopes raise a few ghosts from distant past

David Cameron visited Birmingham Airport last week, effusively welcoming the announcement that 8,000 new jobs would be created.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant

Sacked MP Fabricant: I was offered a Government job just two weeks ago

The Midland MP sacked as Conservative vice-chair has revealed he was offered a Government job just a fortnight ago, and predicted he could return to the front benches

Aston Martin Vanquish

Funding boost worth £31m for West Midlands companies

Government's Regional Growth Fund to help eight companies and projects create and safeguard 4,000 jobs.

Sajid Javid

Midland MP Sajid Javid, the son of a bus driver who became a high-flying banker, is the new Culture Secretary

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, the son of a bus driver and high-flying banker, has been appointed Culture Secretary following the resignation of Maria Miller

Prime Minister in Birmingham to celebrate 8,000 jobs created by airport expansion

£40 million revamp, due to be operational next month, brings the Far East and the west coast of the US, and has already reaped rewards with flights to New York, Bangladesh and China

David Cameron

David Cameron: A little help goes a long way for many

We pledged that we would act, to help all those who were working hard, saving up, and setting their sights on buying a home of their own.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Midland link line may be dropped if HS2 extension is brought forward

Reprieve came after the Government backed proposals to bring forward by six years the planned extension to Crewe of the high-speed rail link.

Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference

Ed Balls: Labour will offer West Midlands more powers

Shadow Chancellor claims LEPs 'lack resources to do proper job'

Boris Johnson has backed proposals to build a cycle route along the entire 120-mile route of the HS2 line

Boris Johnson backs Birmingham-to-London cycle route

The Mayor of London threw his support behind the project, which is being considered by the Department for Transport

Baldrick played by Tony Robinson

Baldrick's cunning plans would have had more success

Chris Game on the Coalition Government's pledge to give voters the power through petition and election to recall/remove MPs and other public officials before the end of their term of office.

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

Government offers to subsidise Dunlop Motorsport for city move

Business Minister Matthew Hancock made the offer publicly in the House of Commons

Employees have the opportunity to impress employers of their abilities and talents, which, if they have any sense, will be recognised

Squeezed middle is still picking up the bill

This Coalition Government has taken tens of thousands of low income earners out of the tax system by adjusting the thresholds, so they have benefited.

David Cameron at the Jaguar Land Rover engine plant at Pendeford

David Cameron hails Jaguar Land Rover as a 'great British success story'

Prime Minister visits new JLR engine plant near Wolverhampton, which will create 1,500 new jobs

Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Solihull Hospital

A&Es facing worst year in a decade says shadow health secretary

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Speaking at the Unite Union office on Broad Street, Mr Burnham accused David Cameron of “supreme arrogance” after the Government’s huge reorganisation of the NHS through the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

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

David Cameron has pledged to try and persuade Dunlop to keep operations in the UK

David Cameron to urge Dunlop Motorsport to keep production in UK

Birmingham-based company has announced plans to transfer operations to mainland Europe, at a cost of nearly 250 jobs.

Home Secretary Theresa May addresses the Conservative Party conference

Labour saves Cameron from Immigration Bill defeat

Midland MPs took part in a rebellion against the Government as David Cameron avoided humiliation in the Commons thanks to Labour

Jeffrey Archer

A 'stolen' vote straight out of an Archer novel

Last November I wrote a Post article about Labour’s selection of its 2015 parliamentary candidates and its use of all-women shortlists.

China flag

British and Chinese governments continue the charm offensive

The general tenor of the China Britain Business Council Conference was upbeat and focused on opportunity, but it did seem to be in a little danger of toppling over into an avoidance of giving any possible offence to China.


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