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Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

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

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.

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Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

MPs tells delegates he cannot promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because society lives in a different world at the moment

CWA director Steve Wedge

Seven Capital appoints CWA to city centre developments

Jewellery Quarter engineering consultancy continues ongoing relationship with property investor as it ploughs £150m in Birmingham's residential market

Gavin Wade, centre, of Eastside Projects at their Digbeth gallery.

How to curate a city like Birmingham

Gavin Wade: Eastside Projects is currently deep in the process of choosing an artist to get the most out of Birmingham.

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

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Birmingham is now starting to thrive after overcoming a deliberate policy to undermine the city following the Second World War

Birmingham finally bouncing back after 70 years says Centre for Cities

BBC has come under fire over its spending in the region following the launch of the Post's campaign

Petition calls on Sajid Javid to oppose BBC Charter unless Midlands gets fair share

CWA director Steve Wedge

Seven Capital appoints CWA to city centre developments

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