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

Iain and Margaret Payne with Steve McCabe who are angry over the new energy saving lampposts replacing the heritage ones on Bournville Lane.

Low-cost lampposts cast shadow over Bournville

City to allow cheap replacements for heritage lamps, locals claim.

Transport Minister: We'd look at opening up the M6 Toll

M6 Toll Road
Government Transport Minister John Hayes said he'd listen to pleas to use the M6 Toll road to ease jams

The BBC should invest however it chooses... in the Midlands

The BBC in the Mailbox, Birmingham
The Post is campaigning for a fair share of funding from the state broadcaster - but, despite what its executives seem to think, we aren't telling them how to spend

It's a two horse race, again, for Labour leadership

Sir Albert Bore is being challenged for the leadership by Councillor John Clancy
It seems that Sir Albert Bore will be challenged by John Clancy alone for the leadership of the council next month after bid to find

Aston Martin urged to choose Longbridge for new factory

Business and civic leaders say the former MG Rover base would be idea with the luxury marque said to be looking for a new production plant

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The BBC in the Mailbox, Birmingham

The BBC should invest however it chooses... in the Midlands

The Post is campaigning for a fair share of funding from the state broadcaster - but, despite what its executives seem to think, we aren't telling them how to spend

It's a two horse race, again, for Labour leadership

Sir Albert Bore is being challenged for the leadership by Councillor John Clancy
It seems that Sir Albert Bore will be challenged by John Clancy alone for the leadership of the council next month after bid to find

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham
The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy
Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference

We'll tell civil servants to move out of London, says Ed Balls

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says a Labour government would order Whitehall departments to draw up plans to shift jobs out of London

Ed Balls calls for "Midland Powerhouse" as he pledges to devolve cash and power to region

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Lord Mayor of Birmingham Coun Shafique Shah
The Government's plans for a "Northern Powerhouse" are excluding the rest of the country, Labour's Shadow Chancellor has warned

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters
Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it
Iain and Margaret Payne with Steve McCabe who are angry over the new energy saving lampposts replacing the heritage ones on Bournville Lane.

Low-cost lampposts cast shadow over Bournville

City to allow cheap replacements for heritage lamps, locals claim.

Transport Minister: We'd look at opening up the M6 Toll

M6 Toll Road
Government Transport Minister John Hayes said he'd listen to pleas to use the M6 Toll road to ease jams

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