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All the latest national politics news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

Rivals ready to pounce if City TV misses launch deadline

Alternative bidders for long-awaited local television licence say they are interested in Birmingham project   

Big bad bookies and Premier League prove easy targets for vote-chasers

Ladbrokes on Green Lane in Small Heath.
Election fever turns grassroot sport funding into a political football.

Yes or no, Scotland is about to lose its biggest bargaining chip

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.
Quebec suggests the threat to hold and win a referendum could be Scotland's most powerful bargaining chip - after that, all bets are off.

Solihull MP Lorely Burt in supermarket clash with Tory rival

Lorely Burt
Liberal Democrat Lorely Burt crossed swords with Conservative rival Julian Knight in Morrisons, after taking umbrage when he dubbed himself a "shadow MP"

Owen Paterson's view of the environmental movement

Cannock Chase
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson described parts of the environmental movement as 'the green blob'.

Opinion

Ladbrokes on Green Lane in Small Heath.

Big bad bookies and Premier League prove easy targets for vote-chasers

Election fever turns grassroot sport funding into a political football.

Yes or no, Scotland is about to lose its biggest bargaining chip

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.
Quebec suggests the threat to hold and win a referendum could be Scotland's most powerful bargaining chip - after that, all bets are off.

Owen Paterson's view of the environmental movement

Cannock Chase
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson described parts of the environmental movement as 'the green blob'.
Birmingham Council House

Councils catch fraud worth £15.6 million in West Midlands

Officials stopped 10,900 fraud scams aimed at local authorities in one year

Debate kicks off search for a world famous Birmingham landmark

Transforming the BT Tower into a pen nib sculpture was one idea put forward
A public forum has been held to discuss creating a piece of “innovative and highly visible” art which would put Birmingham on the map.

Osborne launches legislation to finally kill off regional development agencies

George Osborne launched a revolution in local government as he abolished the regional development agency and placed local councils in charge of boosting the West Midlands economy, in an emergency budget that slashed spending and drove up taxes.

Theresa May

Trojan Horse children 'left unprepared for modern Britain' says Theresa May

Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action

Rivals ready to pounce if City TV misses launch deadline

Alternative bidders for long-awaited local television licence say they are interested in Birmingham project   

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