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Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham's Google inspired revival shows how partnerships can save services

Deals with Google and Brasshouse show council can overcome cuts with partners says library chief Penny Holbrook

Inside the Birmingham Council House Council Chamber

Fears over smaller Birmingham city council

Councillor: Axing 20 seats will increase workload and deter candidates with careers

New Sutton Town Council could pave way for others to follow

More districts could now demand more powers.

The quality housing created by Cadbury and the Bournville Village Trust in the early 1900s

Blow for 'shameful' plan to force Bournville Village Trust to sell off housing

House of Lords amendment to Charities Bill is welcomed by Bournville Village Trust.

Acting Labour Leader Harriet Harman

Harman weaves a tangled web for a party in crisis

Political editor Jonathan Walker picks his way through the troubles currently blighting the battle to become Labour leader

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham Labour group must clamour for change or get behind Sir Albert Bore

Few seem to grasp seriousness of Improvement Panel's damning review of Birmingham City Council

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

Budget: George Osborne hasn't really introduced a living wage

Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have introduced a compulsory living wage is not all it seems, but it helps his campaign to position the Conservatives as the workers' party

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Commons publishes allowances and interests

Birmingham City Council

Public services in Birmingham are in decline, but is improvement on the way?

The city council's annual performance report threw up the sad fact that 62 per cent of key targets were missed in 2014/15 - Neil Elkes looks at the issues

UKIP council candidate Steve Latham, standing in Sandwell. Taken from his website

UKIP candidate Steve Latham in Facebook rant about mixed-race marriage

Would-be councillor said: “We face Europe’s fusion with the Third World. The interracial marriage produces each year thousands of young people of mixed race.”

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

West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson in a scene from his campaign video for Labour's Deputy Leadership

Tom Watson: We need new police agency to tackle child abusers

In a wide-ranging interview with the Post, the Labour deputy leadership candidate called for a major shake up to investigate abuse cases

West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson

Watson vies with Flint and Creasy in Labour deputy leadership battle

Outspoken West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson is bookies' favourite for Labour's deputy

Jess Phillips MP has decided to stay on as a city councillor until next May's local elections

Yardley MP Jess Phillips to continue city councillor role

Labour MP under fire from predecessor John Hemming but says decision will save taxpayers the £25,000 cost of by-election

The Blairites are taking back control of Labour - and Yvette Cooper is their candidate

The Blairites have been quiet for years but they haven't gone away - and now they see a chance to reclaim their party

The Dunlop Motorsport factory

Dunlop Motorsport plant to be demolished - ending 125 years of manufacturing history

The old plant and technical centre is set to be razed to the ground by the end of July following an application to Birmingham City Council

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

MP: 'I'd want the right to die if I faced the prospect of a slow and painful death'

The Midland MP trying to change the law to give terminally-ill patients the right to die says he would want the opportunity to kill himself if he faced the prospect of a slow and painful death.

Why Labour fear referendum vote humiliation No.2

Political editor Jonathan Walker looks at Labour's position as moves to hold an EU referendum in the UK start to gather pace

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