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Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication

Birmingham City Council's Forward publication over steps the mark with highly political content

Criticism, the £600,000 cost of publication, and tensions within the former Tory-Lib Dem coalition led to Birmingham City Council's Forward publication being axed as a regular newspaper in 2009.

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham bids to shed 'Cloak of Invisibility' in moves to Combined Authority

Solihull, apparently due to its difference in political colour, is more reluctant to throw its lot in with the Labour-run metropolitans.

Birmingham Box Phase 3 Smart Motorways Project - schemes such as this have been branded a safety risk by Labour MP Mary Creagh

Labour MP brands smart motorways 'not so smart'

Shadow Transport Secretary says £360m schemes designed to ease congestion on very busy sections of West Midlands motorways are a safety risk

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia

Arts prioritised as Birmingham City Council weighs up major cuts

The council leader said facilities like the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and groups like the Birmingham Royal Ballet are crucial

Protesters gather in Victoria Square as Birmingham City Council meets to vote on the budget

Walsall Council facing £86m more budget cuts

Black Country council follows in Birmingham's footsteps by predicting further austerity

Mike Whitby and the Library Of Birmingham

Shortfall of private investment in Library of Birmingham

Charitable fundraising arm for the Library of Birmingham falls £700,000 short.

A bricklayer on a construction site

Labour promises new West Midlands council houses

Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, announced plans to let local authorities designate areas as “housing growth areas” where developers are allowed to build

Peter Clarke, a former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Jonathan Walker: Still no idea how to rein in another 'Trojan Horse'

Birmingham was targeted by a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools"

150-152 Great Charles Street, Birmingham

Council buildings up for auction to raise revenue

Nine local authority properties are among those up for auction in Birmingham later this month

More than 200 protestors joined a walk against developing in the green bel

Sutton Coldfield protesters warn developers off the green belt

Protesters walked around almost 1,000 acres of land earmarked for up to 6,000 homes and a giant factory

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg who wants to give cities and regions right to home rule

Nick Clegg's plans to give cities legal right to home rule

Lib Dem leader has revealed mission to offer cities and regions a right to home rule and expects to have draft laws published in 2015

Richard Burden

Labour MP urges Birmingham to scrap 'garden tax'

Richard Burden is first senior Labour politician to come out against the policy, saying it lacks public support and credibility

Dr Bharat Malkani, lecturer at Birmingham Law School at the University of Birmingham

Birmingham Law School lecturer brands Conservatives' human rights plan “misleading, vague and completely incoherent”

Dr Bharat Malkani, a lecturer at Birmingham Law School at the University of Birmingham, branded the plan as “misleading, vague and completely incoherent”

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls to address Birmingham Post Business Awards

The Labour minister will speak to 800 decision-makers and businesspeople at the ICC event – just days before the Government delivers the final Autumn Statement

Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Chris Upton: Ed Miliband's forgetfulness in his conference speech

A conversational Ed Miliband omitted to mention the economy in his conference speech, so busy was he remembering all the people he's met, he forgot his policy.

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

David Cameron seeks to portray election as personal battle with Miliband

PM also promises to cut taxes for millions of workers if Conservatives win next election

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron blames Birmingham's Labour council for 6,000 job cuts as conference kicks off

Conservative Leader David Cameron highlighted Tory hopes of winning Birmingham Northfield and Birmingham Edgbaston in interview as the Tory conference comes to the city

Neil Elkes: Birmingham wheelie bin opponents start to grasp at straws

One is the ongoing complaints that the roads in parts of Birmingham are too hilly - even though neighbouring hilly areas have used the bins with ease for years.

Steve McCabe MP who is calling for a regional government for the West Midlands

MP would 'give up House of Commons' for a regional committee

Scottish referendum should signal start of more powers being moved out of London to regions such as the West Midlands says a group of Labour MPs

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