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Armed police stand at the French Embassy in London after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in Paris.

West Midland Crime commissioner says fully-armed force needs discussion after Paris terror attacks

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has said a 'serious discussion' needs to take place before drastically increasing the number of armed officers on the streets.

George Osborne looks unhappy in the House of Commons the day after the Lords rejected his tax credit cuts

Turns out George Osborne isn't a political genius after all

George Osborne could still become the next Tory leader but the tax credits disaster is a reminder that he's not invincible

Theresa May is under fire over her comments on immigration

Theresa May under fire over immigration comments

Birmingham MP Steve McCabe slams the Home Secretary as she claims immigrants have stolen thousands of jobs across the UK

Home Secretary Theresa May meets anti-extremism campaigners in Birmingham

Home Secretary is talking to the right people as she draws up new anti-extremism strategy

Efforts to tackle extremism recognised, the ongoing green belt saga and what will national politicians will make of our combined authority chief.

Home Secretary Theresa May meets community groups at Custard Factory

Community group praised by Theresa May

Upstanding Neighbourhoods group told Theresa May about its work challenging extremism and meeting young Muslims in Sparkbrook

Tariq Jahan speaks at a press conference after the IPCC report publication

Birmingham riots tragedy father Tariq Jahan calls for public inquiry

The father is meeting police minister Mike Penning alongside local MP Shabana Mahmood (Lab, Ladywood) to explain that he was still waiting for an explanation

Peter Clarke, a former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Jonathan Walker: Still no idea how to rein in another 'Trojan Horse'

Birmingham was targeted by a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools"

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

Home Secretary Theresa May said the technique was being misused so often across the country that it was damaging relations between the public and police

Michael Fabricant MP

Jonathan Walker: Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant takes on Speaker John Bercow

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has found his match in Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant.

Theresa May

Theresa May defends West Midlands police and crime commissioner by-election

Home Secretary Theresa May has defended the police and crime commissioner by-election on August 21.

Theresa May

Trojan Horse children 'left unprepared for modern Britain' says Theresa May

Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action

Tom Watson

MPs in call for quiz into historic child abuse cases

MPs from across the West Midlands are backing calls for a national inquiry into historic cases of child sex abuse.

A cyclist

Cycle revolution long overdue in car-clogged Brum

This Birmingham Cycle Revolution, if it gains traction, could well change this culture to all our benefit.

Park View Academy

The Trojan gift horse confirms suspicions on all sides of the debate

Park View Academy is taking legal action against Ofsted over the Trojan Horse affair.

Golden Hillock School in Sparkhill

Birmingham school led by Labour activist and Sikh head is NOT extremist, insists MP

Lib Dem MP John Hemming has defended Golden Hillock school following claims it fails to protect pupils from extremism - but parents are kept in the dark as London politicians fight over Birmingham schools

Conservative Party Conference

Tory conference is a worthwhile exception to pecuniary precaution

One of Mike Whitby's more controversial legacies as Birmingham City Council leader was the £1.48 million commitment to hosting the Tory Party party.

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012

£500k bill for policing the Conservative Party Conference

Police and crime commissioner Bob Jones warned the bill – prompted by Home Office funding changes – would add to the organisation’s financial problems


Fears over community response to khat ban

Home Office survey of people of Somali origin in Birmingham in 2005 found that 34 per cent said they had chewed khat in month before the interview

Home Secretary Theresa May addresses the Conservative Party conference

Labour saves Cameron from Immigration Bill defeat

Midland MPs took part in a rebellion against the Government as David Cameron avoided humiliation in the Commons thanks to Labour

Sergeant Chris Jones (left) and Detective Sergeant Stuart Hinton

West Midlands Plebgate police have 'big opportunity' to set record straight

Two officers facing MPs' committee as Keith Vaz reveals cost of row has reached almost a third of a million pounds


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