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Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse teacher suspensions revealed

Education minister says action taken over harassment as fallout from "Trojan Horse" continues

Coun David Jamieson

'No privatisation' pledge from police and crime commissioner candidate

Ex-MP David Jamieson launched his bid for the post, vacated by the death of the party’s Bob Jones, alongside shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in Erdington yesterday

Birmingham Council House and Victoria Square

Calls for Palestinian flag at Birmingham Council House snubbed

Coun Majid Mahmood called for the Palestinian flag to fly to show solidarity with the people in Gaza

Barry Henley

Labour councillors push through controversial Conservative club scheme

Watford-based Gracewell care homes plans to demolish a building in Jockey Road for a new home

West Midlands Police

West Midlands police forces praised for cutting jobs to save millions

The four police forces in the region have faced funding cuts of £300 million between them

A polling station

By-election victory could see Labour regain Walsall Council for first time in a decade

The victory in the Birchills-Leamore seat gives the party 30 out of the 60 council seats which could be enough to depose the ruling Tory-Lib Dem administration

Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Unpopular he may be - but he is likely to be PM

Labour leader Ed Miliband has faced criticism from within his own ranks yet looks set to lead polls next year.

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

Are we about to see the most underwhelming election in history?

Ballot boxes could be decidedly empty come police and crime commissioner election day next month.

Amaan, Aaliyah and Asad Hussain in one of the reading pods at the Library of Birmingham

Funding boost to improve child literacy in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council secured the cash from independent charity the Wolfson Foundation and will use it to attract more youngsters in libraries

Gisela Stuart

End blame game over Trojan Horse says MP

Gisela Stuart calls for MPs, Government and city council to focus on solutions rather than blaming one another

West Midlands police and crime commissioner Bob Jones

Fears for summer holiday police commissioner election, when polling stations will be closed and vital staff are away

Birmingham City Council is warning that the August by-election to choose a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner could descend into chaos

Birmingham became the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons during the Trojan Horse allegations

Gisela Stuart MP: City must take a long look at itself in wake of Trojan Horse

The extreme fragmentation we have seen here has not happened in other places.

Wardens powerless across limited time parking areas

Parking wardens have been unable to ticket motorists in limited time stop areas due to malfunctioning handheld computers

David Jamieson

Ex-MP David Jamieson secures Labour nomination for police commissioner post

Jamieson put forward to become the new regional police chief following the death of Bob Jones earlier this month

Unclean air is costing 1,500 lives in West Midlands

Almost 1,500 people in the region are dying from pollution and targets will be missed  

Tyseley Incinerator

Chance to make brass from muck, city is told

Council urged not to repeat past mistakes when Veolia waste disposal contract ends in 2019

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

Miliband pledges to reverse centralisation

Opposition leader reacts to the Government's spending spree by pledging to reverse a "century of centralisation"

North Worcestershire Golf Club

Bloor Homes says it will engage with Northfield residents over plans for North Worcestershire Golf Club

Bloor Homes' pledge has been backed by an announcement for a two-day drop-in consultation outlining plans to build 800 homes on the century-old golf club in Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield

The new head of the Local Government Association David Sparks

West Midlands combined authority 'inevitable and desirable'

David Sparks, Labour leader of Dudley Council and the new chairman of the Local Government Association, said local authorities could not expect to deliver services within "neat administrative boundaries"

Lord Heseltine

Mayors back on big city agenda as parties converge

Lord Heseltine's vision for cities like Birmingham echoes many of Labour peer Lord Adonis's ideas.


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