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HS2 should be going north, not south, Jeremy Corbyn claims

The Labour leader tells the Post that HS2 should be about benefiting the regions - not London

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

£750m boost for Greater Birmingham with enterprise zone expanded

The devolution deal signed yesterday commits to funding the Curzon Street Enterprise Zone extension, which will be a major money-spinner for the region

John Evans is the first chief executive of the new National College for High Speed Rail

First Group director takes CEO role at National College for High Speed Rail

John Evans is the first chief executive of new college in Birmingham and Doncaster which will train next generation of rail engineers

From the Alpha Tower.

Business backing for £1bn West Midlands devolution deal

The long-awaited deal means the “Greater Birmingham” region will get cash to improve transport and skills

Birmingham skyline

Birmingham named top city in Western Europe to invest

City placed higher than the likes of Dublin, Barcelona, London and Berlin in respected report that tells financiers where to put their money

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne urged to show support for the West Midlands with funding

MPs are calling on the Chancellor to ensure the region receives a substantial package of funding allowing investment in transport, training and business support

CGI of new rail college on Birmingham Science Park Aston (for illustrative purposes only)

Designs unveiled for new HS2 college

Images show how new educational hub for next generation of engineers could look as public consultation is launched

Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne organised a letter signed by 19 MPs calling for greater investment in the region

MPs call for Chancellor to up devolution offer in exchange for elected mayor

Politicians set out devolution demands after fears the region is being relegated to status of Sheffield


Birmingham feels the squeeze as South East dominates us all

Gap between economic power of London and the rest of the country is laid bare

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese entrepreneurs hit out at George Osborne for Birmingham snub

The Chancellor has upset Birmingham's Chinese community by diverting their president from Birmingham to Manchester

From left: Coun Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, Sir David Higgins, chairman of HS2, Transport Under-Secretary of State Robert Goodwill MP and Coun Anne Western, leader of Derbyshire County Council, sign up at the Midlands Connect launch

Midlands Connect launches mission for 300,000 jobs

New partnership signed between the Government and transport body aims to cut journey times between the East and West Midlands

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

Northern Powerhouse fixation makes George Osborne just one more problem for West Midlands

The Chancellor intervened to take the Chinese president to Manchester, not Birmingham, in the latest sign our city is not top of his list

Artist's impression of the planned HS2 station at Curzon Street, Birmingham

Midlands Connect transport group could get new powers and funding to help create 'Engine for Growth'

Project to improve links between Birmingham and Nottingham could be given formal powers in a government devolution bill

New research suggests a further 750,000 people could pass through Birmingham Airport as a result of HS2

HS2 'could attract 750,000 extra passengers' to Birmingham Airport

New report published today also suggests high-speed rail line between Birmingham and London could help airport deliver an additional £34m to the West Midlands per year

Anita Champaneri, Mike Ward, Gavin Wade and Glyn Pitchford celebrate Gateley's £20,000 donation to the Birmingham Big Art Project

Birmingham Big Art project gets £80,000 contribution from Arts Council England

This latest contribution means the funding pot for the project has now passed the £100,000 mark

Plans for Serena Hotel in Digbeth double in size

New proposals have been submitted to Birmingham City Council for the scheme to build a Serena Hotel, including a leisure centre, spa and banqueting suite

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood has backed HS2 but said the party would run it under public ownership

Labour will press ahead with high-speed rail

But Shadow Transport Secretary has pledged to run the high-speed rail line between Birmingham and London as a public service during party's annual conference in Brighton

Work progressing on the Midland Metro tram line outside of House of Fraser last summer

Q&A: Everything you need to know about Metro trams in Birmingham

With the Grand Central, John Lewis and New Street openings out of the way, the launch of the Metro from New Street to Snow Hill station is next on the agenda for the city

CGI of tram on Stephenson Street. Part of proposed extension to Midlands Metro line which would see trams connected from Snow Hill Station to New Street Station

Video: Sneak preview of Birmingham Metro route with trams to return next month

Work set to complete on the Metro extension but, to take the mystery out of it, we have filmed a short video showing the journey along the new line


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