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Politics

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

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.

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'.

Trojan Horse teacher suspensions revealed

Trojan Horse
Education minister says action taken over harassment as fallout from "Trojan Horse" continues

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.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez.

Time for city to bite the bullet and save millions on its Capita contract

Barcelona paid Liverpool's early termination fee for Suarez - should the council do the same for Capita?

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station
But developers confirm grand opening will be a year later than planned to coincide with unveiling of New Street Station

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