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Prime Minister urged to support regional airport expansion

Business and political leaders from across West Midlands signed letter to Theresa May ahead of landmark decision on whether to expand airport capacity in the South East

Given this choice for Metro Mayor, some have chosen to opt out

The are three reasons why the West Midlands Metro Mayor job may not have attracted a strong short-list of candidates

Ian Austin, Labour MP for Dudley North

Anger as French win British medals contract

Ian Austin, Labour MP for Dudley North, has blasted a decision to award a contract for Birmingham-made British medals to a French firm

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Hammond: Quitting EU will damage car industry in the Midlands

The Foreign Secretary tells Jonathan Walker that the stakes are too high to consider leaving Europe

Pank Patel is the West Midlands Regional Schools Commissioner

The 'secret' official who runs 600 Midland schools

The influential Commons Education Committee has warned that the Regional Schools Commissioner must become more accountable to parents and the public

Birmingham city centre as seen from the press box at Warwickshire Cricket Club.

Contest to become the first mayor of the West Midlands has already begun

Labour has begun to think about how it will choose a candidate for next year's West Midlands metro-mayor election, but jockeying behind the scenes is already underway

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

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

Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn began the Labour leadership campaign as an outsider but could end up winning

The fear and anger of Labour MPs as they realise Jeremy Corbyn might win

His supporters use the slogan Jez We Can - but some Labour MPs fear their party is doomed if Jeremy Corbyn becomes their new leader

Only the best will do for Greater Birmingham

Same old faces being tipped to become 'Metro Mayor' for the region suggest that the search needs to be widened

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London

Government makes charter renewal pledge after MPs hit out at BBC Midland spend

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More than 20 MPs turned out at a special debate in Parliament over BBC spending levels in the Midlands and the East

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Birmingham Labour MPs back Yvette Cooper for leadership

No nominations for favourite Andy Burnham as majority of Birmingham MPs back Shadow Home Secretary

Yvette Cooper at Stanville Primary School, Birmingham

Yvette Cooper favoured for Labour leader by Midland MPs

Mrs Cooper has the support of at least four of the city’s nine Labour MPs, more than any other contender so far

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

Richard Burden

New rules to trace owners if pets killed on the road

Ministers agreed to ensure officials such as Highways Agency staff trace owners of dogs or, where possible, cats if they are killed in collisions with vehicles.

A UK Border Agency officer checks a passport

Politicians have failed to listen to the public on immigration, warns Labour MP

A survey of constituents by a Birmingham MP found a substantial minority opposes any form of immigration

Ian Austin MP

General Election 2015: Labour tipped to hold Dudley North despite UKIP gains

Ian Austin is used to fighting for his seat in General Elections and this time it looks like UKIP will be the main competitor, according to bookies

Ones to watch 2015 - Birmingham's political movers and shakers

News about Birmingham is, for better and worse, never far from the political pages and 2015 will no doubt continue that trend with this sextet leading the way

MP Steve McCabe

Labour MPs: We must listen to immigration concerns

Birmingham MP Steve McCabe (Lab Selly Oak) is the latest to highlight the issue of the public's concerns about immigration

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