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Prime Minister defends West Midlands mayor

Proposals for a metro mayor covering the "Greater Birmingham" region have come in for criticism

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons

One after another, Labour MPs invited David Cameron to join them in criticising Jeremy Corbyn

Labour MPs lined up to attack their own party leader - and to invite David Cameron to agree with them - as the House of Commons discussed the terrorist attacks in Paris

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Moderates must find an answer to Jeremy Corbyn, says Byrne

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne launched a battle for the soul of the Labour Party as he warned that “moderates” needed to explain how they would cut inequality

David Cameron delivers a speech setting out the reforms he wants the EU to agree to

David Cameron's EU demands are meaningless and referendum victory is uncertain

The Prime Minister wants to convince British voters that we should stay in the EU but he is taking a huge gamble with the nation's future

George Osborne looks unhappy in the House of Commons the day after the Lords rejected his tax credit cuts

Turns out George Osborne isn't a political genius after all

George Osborne could still become the next Tory leader but the tax credits disaster is a reminder that he's not invincible

Chancellor George Osborne, here with Madame Peng Liyuan and Chinese President Xi Jinping, is under fire after diverting this week's Chinese state visit away from Birmingham to Manchester

'George Osborne's got it in for us' say city MPs

Chancellor under fire from Birmingham politicians over apparent snub to the city during this week's visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chancellor George Osborne, seen here in China last month, has intervened in a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chancellor tells Chinese President to visit Manchester instead of Birmingham

Personal intervention from George Osborne will see President Xi Jinping spend time touring Manchester despite Chinese leader's desire to visit the city

Sir Albert Bore

Departing Sir Albert Bore: "I want to ensure someone sees through the work I’ve started"

The Birmingham City Council leader announced he would leave the role after 16 years after a week that saw two of his Labour cabinet step down and more councillors threaten to jump ship

Tom Watson

Prime Minister criticises Midland MP Tom Watson over Leon Brittan allegations

Mr Cameron said the West Bromwich East MP should “examine his conscience” for comments about Lord Brittan, the former Home Secretary

Actress and writer Meera Syall

Meera Syal hits out at 'shocking' BBC investment in the Midlands

  • BBC

The Goodness Gracious Me star called for more investment in production in the region – and is backing the Post’s campaign demanding a fairer share of BBC spending

Ateeq Ahmed, a senior associate in Freeths' corporate team

Freeths team advises on Mofilm acquisition

  • Law

Mofilm was established in 2009 and is a fast-growing crowdsourcing content developer

Labour deputy leadership candidate Tom Watson, left, and leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, right

Tom Watson's challenge is to heal Labour

Black Country MP Tom Watson, the favourite to become Labour's deputy leader, is trying to heal a party divided by a brutal leadership contest

Solar panels against blue sky.

Green tax turns brown

David Cameron's "greenest government ever" paradoxically continues to go about the task of unraveling many of our renewable energy subsidies

Prime Minister gives go ahead for Solihull free school

New establishment called Solihull Alternative Provision Academy will cater for up to 90 children in the borough who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools

1,200 sign petition opposing closure of Goodyear plant in Wolverhampton

Signatories from as far afield as the US, Nigeria and Mexico have added their names to a protest against proposals which would see 330 jobs axed

Bobby Friction

Asian Network staff to strike over BBC Birmingham production cuts

  • BBC

Staff have been angered by shows being moved out of Birmingham, following the likes of Coast, Countryfile and Hairy Bikers, which are all no longer produced here

This energy policy is on a new course sunshine

In a politically “hot” and highly regulated sector such as energy, market certainty is what investors value more than anything else.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with Abdullah Rehman before delivering a speech at Ninestiles Academy in Birmingham.

Muslim group welcomes PM's extremism crackdown in UK

A Birmingham community group has welcomed David Cameron's controversial crackdown on extremism - announced at a city school.

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates

Teaching unions in Birmingham attack 'distraction' of pupil targets

Government under fire over its plans to target 'coasting' schools which some say is a quick path to academisation

The Post's campaign calling for a fair deal from the BBC

Fairer BBC funding part of reform green paper

  • BBC

Post campaign gains traction with government as new paper from Department for Culture, Media and Sport highlights issue of 'regional delivery' from corporation


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