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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

Quarter of West Midlands homes can't afford basic standard of living

In the week the Birmingham Post unveils its Rich List, Jonathan Walker looks at the other side of the coin and examines how one in four homes in the region have been plunged into poverty

Michael Fabricant

MPs opposing HS2 call for taxpayers referendum

The House of Commons will debate and vote on the proposal, which is backed by Staffordshire MP Michael Fabricant (Con, Lichfield)

Sir Nigel Thrift has come under fire from protesters at the University of Warwick

University of Warwick vice-chancellor's knighthood 'should be rescinded'

Online petition calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to take back honour handed to Sir Nigel Thrift in New Year Honours for services to higher education

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station

Political jockeying has already started ahead of big race

There is going to be an election in 2015. And for perhaps the first time since 1992, it really is anyone's guess who's going to go be Prime Minister once it's all over.

M42 improvement work part of major Government push

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It is hoped work on the M42 will feed into wider regeneration plans around Birmingham Airport, the NEC and the new HS2 stations

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell

David Cameron: Andrew Mitchell must move on from Plebgate

The Prime Minister insisted it was "never right to be abusive or rude" to a police officer and said the judge had "made very clear his verdict"

Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference

We'll tell civil servants to move out of London, says Ed Balls

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says a Labour government would order Whitehall departments to draw up plans to shift jobs out of London

UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP will only go so far before it's turned back

Nigel Farage's party certainly gets its fair share of headlines, but will that convert into actual seats come next May?

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it

Prime Minister David Cameron chats to Birmingham Airport chief executive Paul Kehoe

Birmingham Airport is going places

The Birmingham Post Business Awards is back and bigger than ever. Sponsor Birmingham Airport explains why it is getting behind the awards

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron says Birmingham and Midlands will not be forced to elect a mayor

Prime Minister insists Birmingham and Black Country will not be forced to follow in Manchester's footsteps and elect a mayor - but argues mayors make devolution "easier"

The European flag

Steven McCabe: Sex, drugs and exit from the EU?

One of the reasons our GDP has increased is because of almost £10 billion extra being included to account for the sex and drugs trade estimated to be worth some £5.3 billion and £4.4 billion respectively.

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

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