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Sir Albert Bore backs No campaign in Scottish referendum

Birmingham City Council's Scottish leader says he would not back independence campaign if he had a vote

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham City Council to axe 6,000 more staff amid giant Government cuts

It is likely that 3,000 jobs will go next year with more to follow after further cuts for the authority

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham MPs unite to demand HS2 college in the city

The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college

John Bull sending his 'please don't go' message to Scotland

Give England its own Parliament if Scots stay, says MP

Plans to devolve even more powers to Scotland if it stays in the United Kingdom must be matched by the creation of a powerful English Parliament, according to a Labour MP

Cllr James Hutchings who has apologised for comments he made to a Muslim councillor

Tory James Hutchings apologises for 'headscarf' comments to Muslim councillor

Member for Edgbaston claimed fellow councillor had received preferential treatment because of the way she was dressed

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls

New police commissioner 'has no mandate' says Ed Balls

Low turnout would have added to scepticism surround West Midlands police chief's role, according to shadow chancellor

Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne who thinks the eastern part of Birmingham will be "battered" by the development of HS2

Giant HS2 yard is 'battering' east of the city

Loss of Washwood Heath jobs is threat to green belt, warns city MP Liam Byrne         

Customers with their shopping leaving a Tesco store

Chris Game: Tesco tax? Well every little helps

Councils, like many in Europe, should have control over a range of local taxes, including those on supermarkets.

Karen Brady arrives on stage on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central in Manchester.

Jonathan Walker: Birmingham City Council is wrong to say we don't need major party conferences in the city

Party conferences are a chance to get the nation's top politicians, journalists, charity heads and business leaders into the city - but Birmingham is turning them away.

Birmingham City Council

Neil Elkes: Prepare to get what you pay for if Birmingham council cuts annual allowances

The problem with councils like Birmingham is that the system developed from a time when being a councillor was an amateur occupation.

Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South

Chris Kelly loses £500k bet after standing down as MP

Tory Chris Kelly is to stand down at the 2015 General Election after becoming MP for Dudley South in 2010

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

A speed camera

I'll switch Birmingham's speed cameras back on, new police boss pledges

New police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said he would be looking at the speed camera issue as a priority

Shabana Mahmood

Ed Balls backs Shabana Mahmood after protest at Sainsbury's

Labour shadow Chancellor supports shadow treasury minister despite her defying party policy by supporting boycott   

David Jamieson with supporters

New PCC David Jamieson wants to turn speed cameras back on

West Midlands police and crime commissioner makes first pledge after dismal electoral turn-out

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls

West Midlands success 'disguises export failure', Shadow Chancellor claims

Speaking to the Post, the Shadow Chancellor said the Government was falling “way below” George Osborne’s 2012 goal of doubling exports by the end of the decade

Planned banner ads - CGI of Hagley Road

Councillors hit out after plans for banner adverts in Birmingham are passed

The banner adverts will be draped from lampposts lining 21 main roads, including Hagley Road, Coventry Road and Belgrave Middleway

David Jamieson with supporters

Labour's David Jamieson elected West Midlands police and crime commissioner

Turnout for the election was 10.32 per cent of the eligible electorate which is just under two million

Classroom of children

Number of 30-plus classes in West Midlands soars

Labour accused the Government of squandering money on pet projects such as free schools instead of providing more teachers and classrooms where they were needed

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