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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”

New political play Feed the Beast to be premiered in Birmingham

Wrtier Steve Thompson reveals why he wrote the play for Birmingham Rep

Ed Balls has 'slapped Midlands in the face' over HS2 - Cameron

Prime Minister accuses opposition of 'immense slap in the face' after Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says he wants to build a new line running east to west across the country before completing phase two of HS2

Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham leader says HS2 rail link on track despite Shadow Chancellor's claim it should be delayed

Birmingham leader Sir Albert Bore insists Birmingham to northern cities HS2 phase 2 link going ahead after Ed Balls said build HS3 first

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

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

Afzal Amin, who faces being deselected by the Conservatives in Dudley North.

Tory candidate Afzal Amin must be thrown out, Ed Miliband claims

The Dudley North candidate is accused of scheming with the English Defence League to announce an inflammatory march against a new “mega-mosque”

Tory candidate Afzal Amin pledges to fight suspension over EDL plot row

Conservative Dudley North candidate set for showdown talks after suspension announced over the weekend

MPs say they - and not the party leaders - must decide who forms a Coalition

Backbench MPs are demanding that they - not the party leaders - decide who forms a Coalition in a hung Parliament

Prime Minister wants BBacc in every Birmingham school

Greater Manchester also now looking to devise its own version of the city's flagship education policy

David Cameron has backed the Post's campaign for a fairer deal from the BBC

Prime Minister: BBC's investment in the Midlands 'not fair'

Pressure cranked up on corporation to invest more of licence fee in the Midlands as David Cameron joins ranks of those demanding BBC gives region its fair share

Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the region's export activities to China

David Cameron hails region's 'amazing' export surplus to China

West Midlands leading the way and bucking UK trend with exports to Far East manufacturing powerhouse

Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne

'We won't overlook Midlands in favour of North'

A £5.2 billion plan to boost the region's economy over five years has been unveiled by the Government as it defends itself from accusations of Northern bias. Post Head of Business Graeme Brown assesses the response

General business

Deflation and the dangers of 'turning Japanese'

Optimists argue that a number of things will occur militating against the normal problems associated with falling prices.

Virgin Media

Virgin Media unveils 1,400 jobs boost in Birmingham

A total of 6,000 jobs are being created with the entire apprenticeship intake trained at Virgin’s Birmingham headquarters

Prime minister David Cameron with Birmingham Mail Editor Marc Reeves.

Cameron: Birmingham is England's second city

Prime Minister rejects claims Government is obsessed with Northern Powerhouse Manchester while Birmingham and West Midlands are neglected

Manchester cityscape

George Osborne wants Manchester - not Birmingham - to be UK's second economic powerhouse

George Osborne believes the north of England, led by Manchester, can be as successful as the south - but the West Midlands isn't part of his plans

George Osborne

Conservatives to unveil economic plan for 300,000 Midland jobs

The announcement is part of what they are calling a “long term economic plan for the Midlands”, which the pair are launching on a trip to the region

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