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Neil Elkes

Neil Elkes

Local Government Correspondent - covering the life and times of Europe's largest local authority Birmingham City Council

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Birmingham 'ruinpub' heritage project gets thumbs up from West Midlands Mayor

Andy Street highlights Christopher Wray redevelopment as shining example for preserving city's heritage

Midland Metro tram being tested near New Street Station

We want West Midlands firms to work on our tram lines say Midlands Metro bosses

The Midlands Metro Alliance, working on a series of tram line extensions, wants 80 per cent of suppliers to be based in West Midlands

New office block 'as distinctive as The Cube'

Councillor praises plans for former Post & Mail site as green light is given to new office building

The race to be West Midlands Mayor.

West Midlands Mayor survey - what do the experts and candidates say

NHS and immigration important issues to voters even though they are not mayor's responsibility

Children's hospital chief and wine merchant scoop top business awards

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce names Loki Wines shop as business of the year

10,000 jobs to be created at Peddimore industrial site

The city's next major development site to be marketed at MIPIM property conference in Cannes this week

£2.6m for vulnerable Birmingham firms following business rate revaluation

Councils are getting a share from the £300 million business rates discretionary fund unveiled by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his budget last week

Birmingham's medical research, low energy technology and house building industries benefit from £54 million funding boost

Communities Secretary Sajid Javed unveiled details of the latest Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Deal following the budget

A new bar will open in the Bismillah Building

Green light for another Jewellery Quarter bar

City planners back regeneration of vacant unit despite protests from housing association residents living above the unit

Give us control of the purse strings

Unless mayor can raise and spend money, devolution will remain a way for Govenment to pass down responsibility for decisions, pass the buck, without  handing over any real power

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