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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

£35m Unite union scheme to build Birmingham hotel gets green light

Work can begin on major scheme in Birmingham Science Park Aston after councillors granted permission

Sixth-form aged people could soon be able to vote in Birmingham polls under new plans

City council pledges votes for sixth formers

Birmingham backs calls to allow 16 and 17 year olds the vote in the EU referendum and says it is considering a similar move for council-run polls


Time to face the reports of election abuse head on

International observers raised concerns about elections in Birmingham, so why is the council not taking this seriously

Edgbaston MP Gisela Stuart is bidding to become chairman of the Public Accounts Committee

Gisela Stuart's 'crusade' against wasting taxpayers' money

Edgbaston MP in battle to chair powerful Public Accounts Committee in the Commons which scrutinises government spending

The 2015 general election count at the ICC in Birmingham

Electoral Reform Society says almost 2m votes 'wasted' in West Midlands

'Shocking indictment of a voting system in crisis' says society which is calling for a new form of voting to be introduced before 2020 General Election

'A tour de force for Birmingham' - Clive Dutton who has died aged 62Clive Dutton

Former Birmingham regeneration chief Clive Dutton dies

Tributes paid to man who worked on Library of Birmingham development and 2012 Olympic legacy project

Agency staff bills cost the NHS a massive £3.3 billion last year

Hunt pledges to tackle NHS agency staff ‘rip-off’

Fears over quality of work at Midland hospitals as crackdown planned

Nigel Farage on the campaign trail in at Himley Hall in Dudley

How would the West Midlands election result be different with a 'fairer' voting system?

If West Midlands seats were allocated in proportion to the votes cast then the election result would be very different


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