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

General Election 2015 survey: Help us produce a Manifesto for Birmingham

The Birmingham Post is today launching a survey to find out what our readers want.

Birmingham finally bouncing back after 70 years says Centre for Cities

Birmingham is now starting to thrive after overcoming a deliberate policy to undermine the city following the Second World War
City is now finally overturning a deliberate policy to stifle economic growth lasting seven decades as influential thinktank reveals Birmingham is finally becoming a boom town again

Petition calls on Sajid Javid to oppose BBC Charter

BBC has come under fire over its spending in the region following the launch of the Post's campaign
New online bid from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands urges Culture Secretary to stand against charter unless corporation invests in the region

City council could be 'at vanguard' of 21st century change

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore says the authority could be at the vanguard of change
Leader Sir Albert Bore has argued the focus on dealing with city's shortcomings has given local authority the push to implement changes

'Plebgate' officer accepts £80,000 damages

Andrew Mitchell outside his north London home
The conclusion of PC Toby Rowland’s defamation case against the MP has been announced at the High Court

Opinion

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 City Council leader Sir Albert Bore says the authority could be at the vanguard of change

City council could be 'at vanguard' of 21st century change

Leader Sir Albert Bore has argued the focus on dealing with city's shortcomings has given local authority the push to implement changes

Birmingham City Council raises over £800k with car park sales

Northwood Street Car Park in the Jewellery Quarter is one of several city council-owned sites sold at auction
Successful auction for troubled authority as continues to dispose of its assets with car parks being sold way above guide price

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