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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.

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway

PM criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway as regions left in limbo

You will take graveyard photos over our dead body says Birmingham City Council

Council stuck in old ways as it stops amateur historians taking photographs of historic graveyards

Labour MEP Sion Simon could stand in the West Midlands mayoral election

Labour wait to pick their candidate for West Midlands metro-mayor

Labour's National Executive Committee have decided that the party will pick a candidate for metro-mayor in July this year through a ballot of members

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy

Axe would still fall despite fairer funding deal for Birmingham - John Clancy

Labour leader Coun John Clancy has warned that even if the city secured a fairer funding deal it would still make cuts

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

Coun Robert Alden has echoed calls for a better funding deal for Birmingham

Birmingham's Tory leader calls for more money from Conservatives

Robert Alden backs new campaign by Birmingham Post to secure a better deal for the city from central government

John Clancy, the new leader of Birmingham City Council

Housing to take centre stage under new council leader

Labour leader John Clancy will place meeting the demand for good housing, a priority of his administration

New Birmingham leader faces friendly fire in his question time debut

In the hotseat for the first time council leader John Clancy congratulated for winning the support of 'almost half the Birmingham Labour group'

Israeli settlers at Beit El, near the West Bank

Birmingham City Council could lose right to invest funds 'ethically'

Investment policies 'harm relations' with Israel or defence companies

A rocky year ahead for all Birmingham politicians and elections in Kingstanding and Sutton Coldfield could prove decisive

The new leader, devolution deal, local elections and Birmingham City Council's ongoing crisis point to a lively 2016.

Sutton Coldfield Conservatives will not stand aside in town council ballot

Residents group calls on political parties to give way in town council elections and allow local independent candidates to win seats.

Silverstone was attracting the attention of Jaguar Land Rover in December

Review of 2015 - December: JLR eyes Silverstone, designer outlet village and new IT jobs

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover was eyeing an ambitious project to buy racing circuit Silverstone, the Government awarded permission to build a major outlet village in Cannock and an IT firm announced it was bringing 400 jobs to the city

Protest over Boundary Commission plans for the new Acocks Green council ward

Acocks Green protesters fear historic district will split

Another backlash over proposals by Local Government Boundary Commission to redraw Birmingham's political map with new council wards

From left: Birmingham businessmen James Ng and Anthony McCourt with Far Eastern investors Dr Ching-Chih Chen and Denise Li who met during May to discuss opportunities in the city

Review of 2015 - May: Chinese investment, Felix Dennis' estate and combined authority

In May a delegation of Far East investors revealed they were eyeing projects in Birmingham, the estate of late publisher Felix Dennis was put on sale for £10m and plans started to create a new combined authority

Annual awards for Birmingham's brightest and best politicians

Back by popular demand are the annual  'awards' which the members of Birmingham City Council would rather not win

Care crisis costs Birmingham hospitals £9.2m

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Healthy patients are blocking NHS beds as Midland councils struggle to care

David Jamieson has won backing to stand for re-election next year

David Jamieson to stand for police commissioner re-election

Former MP and incumbent Police and crime commissioner wins backing of Labour group to fight in 2016 vote

Not a threat to your person: Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips

Jess Phillips obviously didn't threaten Jeremy Corbyn so stop being silly

People who pretend to be offended on Twitter are like a footballer throwing themselves to the ground and rolling around in mock pain


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