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Richard Burden: The EU and the Midlands - multinational issues require multinational action

Northfield Labour MP Richard Burden recalls an exchange which showed how the European Union often offers support when you don't realise

West Midlands Police could lose out on funding to rural forces

Funding for West Midlands Police could be cut as part of the Government’s plan to change the way cash for forces is shared out across the country

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Hammond: Quitting EU will damage car industry in the Midlands

The Foreign Secretary tells Jonathan Walker that the stakes are too high to consider leaving Europe

Israeli settlers at Beit El, near the West Bank

Birmingham City Council could lose right to invest funds 'ethically'

Investment policies 'harm relations' with Israel or defence companies

The Regional Growth Fund has been axed by the Chancellor

Chancellor axes fund that created thousands of Midland jobs

George Osborne hides shock move in smallprint of recent Spending Review meaning Regional Growth Fund will provide no further grants to the private sector

MP Richard Burden

MP demands clarity over plans to close 100-year-old Birmingham golf club

North Worcestershire Golf Club in Northfield will close its course in March next year and the clubhouse at the end of April

Firms should pay £8.25 per hour, says new Living Wage campaign

Initiative to make Birmingham a 'Living Wage City' wins support from MPs and businesses

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Commons publishes allowances and interests

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London

Government makes charter renewal pledge after MPs hit out at BBC Midland spend

  • BBC

More than 20 MPs turned out at a special debate in Parliament over BBC spending levels in the Midlands and the East

Richard Burden

MPs demand BBC tackles inequality in Midlands ahead of Parliament debate

  • BBC

Politicians from the East and West Midlands have vowed to hold the state broadcaster to task over investment levels in the region being far lower than the rest of the UK

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Birmingham Labour MPs back Yvette Cooper for leadership

No nominations for favourite Andy Burnham as majority of Birmingham MPs back Shadow Home Secretary

Campaigners have won their latest battle to prevent Sainsbury's from building a store next to The Navigation in Kings Norton

Sainsbury's loses battle to build at Kings Norton Green

Planning inspector sides with campaigners keen to preserve historic green and plot next to Navigation Pub

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

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

Deloitte fine over Rover 'should go to workers'

Government backs calls for donation as accountants appeal pay-out.

Richard Burden

New rules to trace owners if pets killed on the road

Ministers agreed to ensure officials such as Highways Agency staff trace owners of dogs or, where possible, cats if they are killed in collisions with vehicles.

Birmingham health expert's delight at ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Pro-smoking campaigners Forest claim the legislation is excessive

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles claims Birmingham City Council has shown a reluctance to deal with private sector

Pickles: City council's 'old fashioned' ways have damaged Library of Birmingham

Local Government Secretary says the failings of the £188 million library is symptomatic of the council's refusal to change

Lollipop warden Anne Challinor, deputy council leader Coun Ian Ward, Northfield MP Richard Burden and trade union members outside Birmingham Council House.

Birmingham City Council spin machine picks a bad day to dig up good news

Despite 1,000 job losses and savage cuts to services the budget became about the reprieve for the city's army of lollipop ladies and men

A UK Border Agency officer checks a passport

Politicians have failed to listen to the public on immigration, warns Labour MP

A survey of constituents by a Birmingham MP found a substantial minority opposes any form of immigration

Staff outside the old MG Rover factory in Longbridge in April 2005 at the time of its collapse

Deloitte charges over MG Rover collapse thrown out

Eight of the 13 charges against the firm related to transactions with the Phoenix Four before the car giant collapsed in 2005 have been overturned on appeal


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