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Labour MP Tristram Hunt

Government told about extremists in Birmingham schools four years ago, Labour claims

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt told the Commons that ministers had put city pupils at risk

City council transport chief praises motorists' patience during traffic jams

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Several simultaneous roadwork projects are causing gridlock throughout the city and around the M6

£60m cuts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital to be piled on 'untenable' financial pressures

Queen Elizabeth Hospital is facing demands to make £60m in savings
QE's finance chief warns that frontline healthcare will suffer as city's flagship hospital faces demands to make massive savings

Gone to pot? City council in dispute with street repairs contractor Amey over quality of roads

Officials considering enforcing penalty clauses in 25-year long contract

£45m boost to region in latest Growth Deals

Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull all benefit in latest round of funding from government scheme to boost infrastructure, education and housing
BBC board member Peter Salmon – the man who led the creation of the new Salford studios

BBC boss defends Birmingham commitment in face of criticism

Peter Salmon, who leads BBC England at MediaCity UK in Salford, spoke out after a storm of criticism questioning the corporation’s commitment to Birmingham

Queen Elizabeth Hospital is facing demands to make £60m in savings

£60m cuts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital to be piled on 'untenable' financial pressures

QE's finance chief warns that frontline healthcare will suffer as city's flagship hospital faces demands to make massive savings

NatWest Tower, which has peered over Birmingham's roof tops since the 1970s, looks set to be demolished

John Madin's NatWest Tower could finally go

Vacant office block has become 'poster boy' for lack of speculative development in Birmingham, according to the company charged with its regeneration

Birmingham City Council

Turkeys won't vote for Christmas, but they may have a point for once

Sir Bob Kerslake called for a review of council boundaries and the election schedule saying that the current set-up, with elections in three years out of every four, contributed to a lack of clarity of leadership.

Long time since Labour's prawn cocktail offensive

Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Last time Labour was in power the party launched the "prawn cocktail offensive", when it wined and dined business leaders in an attempt to convince them that Labour was on their side.

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NatWest Tower, which has peered over Birmingham's roof tops since the 1970s, looks set to be demolished

John Madin's NatWest Tower could finally go

Labour MP Tristram Hunt

Government told about extremists in Birmingham schools four years ago, Labour claims

Harrison Drape in Digbeth is being regenerated as an apartment complex updated

Pictures: Work starts on Harrison Drape regeneration

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