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Transport Minister: We'd look at opening up the M6 Toll

Government Transport Minister John Hayes said he'd listen to pleas to use the M6 Toll road to ease jams

The BBC in the Mailbox, Birmingham

The BBC should invest however it chooses... in the Midlands

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The Post is campaigning for a fair share of funding from the state broadcaster - but, despite what its executives seem to think, we aren't telling them how to spend

Sir Albert Bore is being challenged for the leadership by Councillor John Clancy

It's a two horse race, again, for Labour leadership

It seems that Sir Albert Bore will be challenged by John Clancy alone for the leadership of the council next month after bid to find

Aston Martin urged to choose Longbridge for new factory

Business and civic leaders say the former MG Rover base would be idea with the luxury marque said to be looking for a new production plant

Watch: Labour council leader condemns "abhorrent" immigration leaflet by Labour shadow minister

The Labour leader of Birmingham Council attacked "abhorrent" leaflets by a Shadow Minister which warned immigrants must "earn the right to stay" by learning English and obeying British laws.

Liam Byrne has defended a leaflet containing comments on immigration as Labour Party policy

Liam Byrne defends robust language in election leaflet

Labour candidate says city council leader Sir Albert Bore was hoodwinked into condemning the leaflet as "abhorrent"

BBC Director-General Tony Hall

Director general vows to strengthen BBC Birmingham as more criticism over investment pours in

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In a letter to the Post, Tony Hall said he was committed to making sure the West Midlands is “properly represented and reflected”

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour manifesto pledges to shift powers out of London

Ed Miliband says he will release the Whitehall stranglehold on regional funding as he launches the Labour General Election manifesto

Labour and Tories are competing to show who offers the biggest boost in powers to local government

Councils could control an extra £30 billion under Labour plans while Conservative Chancellor George Osborne confirms Midlands is next in line for major devolution package

'A clean and safe city' are high on the agenda for Coun Robert Alden and the Birmingham Tories

Tories: We'll clean up Birmingham and restore civic pride

City's Conservatives launch manifesto ahead of next month's local authority elections as party tries to make further gains at council

I'm part of the "local comminity" boasts Conservative candidate

Education policy may not be the strong suit of Midland candidate Sue Arnold after poster spelling blunder

Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

Michele Wilby, BID executive director of the Colmore Business District

Birmingham 'shoppers' tax' is scrapped - for now

Birmingham City Council charge for business improvement districts would hit high streets, say Tories

MP Andrew Mitchell

Election set for men-only contests in parts of Birmingham

Voters in five West Midlands constituencies will not be given the chance to elect a female candidate.

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

Deloitte fine over Rover 'should go to workers'

Government backs calls for donation as accountants appeal pay-out.

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station

General Election 2015: Election fraud fears over missing voters

Almost 70,000 Birmingham voters have dropped off the electoral register since a strict new system was introduced.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham leader says HS2 rail link on track despite Shadow Chancellor's claim it should be delayed

Birmingham leader Sir Albert Bore insists Birmingham to northern cities HS2 phase 2 link going ahead after Ed Balls said build HS3 first

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: Labour's high speed rail rethink is a "slap in the face" to Midlands

Prime Minister condemns Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls for saying new east-west rail line should come before completing HS2

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference

Labour wants new east-west rail line before completing HS2, says Ed Balls

Plans for a high speed line linking Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester will take a back seat to proposals for a new east-west line under Labour, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has revealed


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