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

London Mayor Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind the Post's campaign for a fairer deal from the BBC

Boris Johnson backs Post campaign for fairer deal from BBC

Mayor of London follows in the footsteps of Prime Minister David Cameron in calling on the broadcaster to spend a similar amount in this region as everywhere else in the UK

Radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Tim Boyes is keen to see a radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools
Chairman of Birmingham Education Partnership Tim Boyes says private sector could play a key role in ensuring city's pupils are less divided and polarised

Library of Birmingham to open six hours at weekends

Full extent of the Library of Birmingham's reduced opening hours has been revealed
New opening times confirmed following announcement last year that £188m library would be victim of savage cuts resulting in around 100 job losses

City councillors set for 40pc pay cut

Recommendation which was thrown out six months ago is back on the table after watchdog says 'pay outstrips responsibility'

I'm part of the "local comminity" boasts Conservative candidate

Education policy may not be the strong suit of Midland candidate Sue Arnold after poster spelling blunder

Opinion

Protesters wearing Alex Salmond masks outside the ICC in Birmingham

Tax rows, scare tactics - and the SNP bogeyman

The Tories will try to capitalise on threats by the SNP's Alex Salmond to persuade Labour over policy

MPs say they - and not the party leaders - must decide who forms a Coalition

Backbench MPs are demanding that they - not the party leaders - decide who forms a Coalition in a hung Parliament

Osborne fires election starting pistol despite lack of rabbit

Chancellor throws a few little goodies into Budget but there were no magic tricks, says David Bailey
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
Tim Boyes is keen to see a radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Radical shake-up of Birmingham's schools

Chairman of Birmingham Education Partnership Tim Boyes says private sector could play a key role in ensuring city's pupils are less divided and polarised

Louisa Ryland House sale confirmed

Louisa Ryland House
Graftongate and Euro Property Investments team up to acquire historic former city council building to add to Birmingham's stock of grade A offices

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