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Black Country MP Sir Richard Shepherd

David Cameron pays tribute to retiring MP Sir Richard Shepherd

Black Country MP Richard Shepherd is to leave the Commons at the next election

Peter Clarke, a former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Jonathan Walker: Still no idea how to rein in another 'Trojan Horse'

Birmingham was targeted by a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools"

Richard Burden

People are turning against Israel, Midland MP claims

A historic vote to recognise Palestine was welcomed by MPs who have campaigned for many years to support Palestine, such as Birmingham MP Richard Burden

Sally Wagstaff

£700k boost for military spouse business course

The Dependants Business Start-Up Programme was launched by the University of Wolverhampton in June last year after clinching a £200,000 grant from the LIBOR Fund.

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

David Cameron seeks to portray election as personal battle with Miliband

PM also promises to cut taxes for millions of workers if Conservatives win next election

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HS2 College: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained

The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus

Deirdre Kelly speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference

Benefits Street star Dee Kelly: I'm a fan of UKIP

Reality star Deirdre Kelly spoke at the Conservative Party Conference about how to fix the benefits system but revealed she was a fan of Nigel Farage

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron blames Birmingham's Labour council for 6,000 job cuts as conference kicks off

Conservative Leader David Cameron highlighted Tory hopes of winning Birmingham Northfield and Birmingham Edgbaston in interview as the Tory conference comes to the city

New regulations set West Midlands firms back £71m

Compliance with new regulations will cost the 99,000 small and medium-sized employers in the region an extra £725 per company next year, new research suggests

Prime Minister David Cameron

Steven McCabe: Scottish referendum's profound implications for the British economy

The issues uppermost in the mind of Prime Minister David Cameron are the consequences of the possibility of a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum and how to react to the truly shocking events in Iraq.

MP Liam Byrne

Government is trying to destroy Birmingham with cuts, MP claims

Liam Byrne, Labour's MP for Hodge Hill, said the Government was not giving Birmingham a fair deal.

John Bull sending his 'please don't go' message to Scotland

Give England its own Parliament if Scots stay, says MP

Plans to devolve even more powers to Scotland if it stays in the United Kingdom must be matched by the creation of a powerful English Parliament, according to a Labour MP

Stafford Hospital

Hospital campaigner Karen Howell challenging MP for Stafford seat

Karen Howell, a founder member of the Support Stafford Hospital Campaign, is among a dozen candidates unveiled by the National Health Action Party

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls

West Midlands success 'disguises export failure', Shadow Chancellor claims

Speaking to the Post, the Shadow Chancellor said the Government was falling “way below” George Osborne’s 2012 goal of doubling exports by the end of the decade

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Zero hours clampdown promised by government

Ministers said they wanted to discover if "unscrupulous" employers might try to find a way of avoiding the ban by offering just one hour of work

Classroom of children

Number of 30-plus classes in West Midlands soars

Labour accused the Government of squandering money on pet projects such as free schools instead of providing more teachers and classrooms where they were needed

George Osborne

George Osborne set to ramp up pressure to have elected mayors

More funding and powers if cities agree to new political system already rejected in referendum

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.

Yes or no, Scotland is about to lose its biggest bargaining chip

Quebec suggests the threat to hold and win a referendum could be Scotland's most powerful bargaining chip - after that, all bets are off.

Birmingham Halfords Super Prix 1988

Return of Birmingham Super Prix on track as Prime Minister hints at rule change

A consultation could mean the legendary race, which took place on the city's streets in the late 1980s, could return

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