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Regional Affairs

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband vows: I'll create a Cabinet for the English regions

Labour's devolution plans revealed: Big city and regional leaders to join "English Cabinet" chaired by Ed Miliband, while legislation will devolve control of transport, housing and more to local level

Courageous MPs 'could be stifled' by voter recall

David Winnick MP speaking in Parliament during a tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher
Unpopular causes 'could be ignored' for fear of a by-election says Black Country MP David Winnick

New statue unveiled outside Library of Birmingham

Gillian Wearing, A Real Birmingham Family, 2014, courtesy the artist, Ikon, Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England
Artwork by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing aims to show what a typical family is in today's modern Britain

Birmingham Tories hit out as council funds union reps to tune of £1.2m

Unison members striking in Birmingham City Centre
Birmingham City Council under fire from prominent Conservatives as Communities Secretary Eric Pickles accuses the Labour-run authority of burning taxpayers' cash

Chuka Umunna calls for regional mayors in 'more federal' UK

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna
In a strident interview on devolution to English regions, the Shadow Business Secretary called for a more federal political model

Business In Pictures

David Winnick MP speaking in Parliament during a tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Courageous MPs 'could be stifled' by voter recall

Unpopular causes 'could be ignored' for fear of a by-election says Black Country MP David Winnick

CGI of the planned student accommodation development at 495 - 505 Bristol Road, in Selly Oak

Selly Oak set to get another large student block

Bristol Road target for latest project as developer submits plans for nearly 350 bedrooms opposite University of Birmingham campus

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

Vacant building which dates back to the 1870s could become a new café and showroom for artwork and antiques

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.

MP John Hemming is often a beacon of truth

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley
Many have doubted Birmingham MP John Hemming's causes - until he is proved right.

Videos & Photos

Dina Parmar, Caroline Irvine, Jo Watkins, George Pickard, Alison Hewitt at Harrison Clark Rickerbys' garden party in Worcester.

Worcester legal firm celebrates its growth

48 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter

New gallery plans for former Jewellery Quarter factory

Gillian Wearing, A Real Birmingham Family, 2014, courtesy the artist, Ikon, Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England

New statue unveiled outside Library of Birmingham

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Graeme Brown
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Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
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