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Ceremonial launch of Sutton Coldfield Parish Council in March

More than benches and bus stops at stake for Royal Town

Forget parish council stereotypes, Sutton Coldfield's new authority will be unlike any other

Gisela Stuart MP

Pensions and debt are EU 'timebomb', says city MP

Vote Leave chief and Edgbaston MP Gisela Stuart claims liabilities will see huge tax rise

Birmingham Central Mosque

Council 'must share blame' for isolating Birmingham's Muslims

Labour MP for Perry Barr Khalid Mahmood says mistakes over housing and jobs have made integration difficult in the city

It has been a solid start but Birmingham's council leader still has much work to do

In December we made some demands of John Clancy - so how is he doing?

Birmingham Conservatives' 2016 local election campaign poster

Birmingham's Tories go green in local election campaign

Conservatives attack ruling Labour group's decision to build houses on Birmingham's parks - something dismissed as 'misdirection'

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield

Birmingham Post Power 250: Utilities and Telecoms

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of utilities and telecoms

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith

Birmingham Post Power 250: Health

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The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of health

Lord Bamford

Birmingham Post Power 250: Manufacturing

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of manufacturing

Phil Riley, founder of commercial radio group Orion Media

Birmingham Post Power 250: Media

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of media

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson MP

Birmingham Post Power 250: Politics

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of politics

The anchor hallmark has been used in Birmingham for nearly 250 years

MP calls for Assay Office meeting over anchor hallmark concerns

Bosses from the city’s famous Jewellery Quarter claim the sector is being sold down the river after Birmingham Assay Office announced it was opening a Mumbai base

The Government has lifted the threat of intervention at Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council takeover threat lifted

But doubts remain over the ability of Europe's largest local authority to deal with its planned budget cuts

Is homophobia a thorny issue for Birmingham Labour Party?

Activist's allegations have brought question of homophobia to the fore

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

Clancy talks of Tory misdirection but is unable to sprinkle any magic on the budget he inherited

The Labour leader has dealt with the legacy of his predecessor and must now start pushing his own agenda

£88m of budget cuts have been approved at Birmingham City Council

Clancy accuses opponents of 'misdirection' over £88m cuts

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy says 'Dismantling of welfare state' is real legacy of poor Whitehall deal

A sign of our times or a slice of Paradise that is better lost?

If we destroy the naff Paradise Forum sign are we repeating the mistakes of the past? Plus where are the women candidates for mayor and why a councillor wants to change his name to Cassandra.

Birmingham Labour MPs Khalid Mahmood, left, and Roger Godsiff are campaigning for the UK to leave the EU

EU referendum: West Midlands is a heartland of the anti-EU campaign

A number of Birmingham's Labour MPs are calling for the UK to leave the European Union, while Tories in the wider West Midlands also back "Brexit"

20,000 voters vanish from Birmingham's electoral roll

New registration system prompted by 'banana republic' frauds scandal

The giant mountain of rubbish sacks dumped at West Heath Island. Picture: Elizabeth Hall.

Measuring street grime is a dirty business

It was heralded as a great step forward for local government openness and empowerment for citizens looking to get to grips with the grime on their streets and neighbourhoods.


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