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BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by production industry

Senior industry figures say the television production sector in Birmingham has been crushed with BBC investment largely focused on all regions but the Midlands

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours
Alternative budget commitments from opposition city council members also claim they would scrap controversial 'garden tax'

Clarke Willmott re-elects Stephen Rosser as chief executive

Stephen Rosser, Clarke Willmott's chief executive
As part of Mr Rosser's re-election, the firm has adopted a new three-year strategy based on continuing growth

Outrage as 91% of Midland BBC licence fees spent elsewhere

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham
MPs, civic and business leaders join Birmingham Post's call for broadcaster to stop ignoring the Midlands with investment rising in all UK regions but here

Can you enjoy local greenspace?

Cannock Chase
The natural world is fundamental to our existence, and underpins all economic activity.


Cannock Chase

Can you enjoy local greenspace?

The natural world is fundamental to our existence, and underpins all economic activity.

How many politicians does it take to run Europe's largest local authority?

The council chamber inside Birmingham Council House.
The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100

Financial towers in the sky - it's a dead canary

A computer-generated image from the Snow Hill Masterplan showing major changes to the station
Copying the Canary Wharf model and its reliance on financial services is not the path Birmingham should be treading, argues Coun John Clancy
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
Birmingham Wholesale Markets in Pershore Street, Digbeth

Wholesale Markets and Icknield Port Loop on show at MIPIM 2015

Greater Birmingham’s schedule will comprise 11 events and 25 speakers across the four-day property exhibition

Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

Post reader James Leyshon's photos show scenes which would likely put off visitors


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