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Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

Post reader James Leyshon's photos show scenes which would likely put off visitors

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours
Alternative budget commitments from opposition city council members also claim they would scrap controversial 'garden tax'

Consultation launched on sweeping changes to Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council will be heading out on the road next month to consult residents over its future
Roadshow events to be held next month with residents to debate future structure of authority including the number of members and parish councils

John Hemming and Andrew Mitchell among top-earning MPs outside Parliament

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley
Lib Dem and Tory Birmingham MPs earn more from business interests than they do from politics

Business In Pictures

BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by Tory, Labour and Lib Dem MPs

Politicians from the three top parties call for greater investment in the Midlands from the broadcaster, which invests far more per head in every other region

Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Persimmon has vowed to invest £100m in the former Selly Oak Hospital site

Persimmon pledges £100m and 1,500 jobs with Selly Oak Hospital regen

New housing estate in south Birmingham will regenerate former hospital site which closed down following QE Hospital launch in 2010

The council chamber inside Birmingham Council House.

How many politicians does it take to run Europe's largest local authority?

The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100

George Osborne wants Manchester - not Birmingham - to be UK's second economic powerhouse

Manchester cityscape
George Osborne believes the north of England, led by Manchester, can be as successful as the south - but the West Midlands isn't part of his plans

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Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Persimmon has vowed to invest £100m in the former Selly Oak Hospital site

Persimmon pledges £100m and 1,500 jobs with Selly Oak Hospital regen

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