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Regional Affairs

West Midlands Police facing 'catastrophic' budget cuts

Legal challenge could be mounted over Whitehall funding expected to come into force by 2020 which would see local police lose up to 55 cent of budget

Region's diesel could drop below £1 a litre

Price of diesel drops below that of petrol for first time in 14 years as forecourts respond to fall in wholesale prices

Date set for legal challenge against Birmingham's most popular councillor

Labour councillor Ansar Ali Khan and Lib Dem challenger Shamsur Rehman
Probe into Labour councillor's victory in May's local elections will now be heard in court in November by election commissioner Timothy Straker QC

Work on HS2 could be 'stalled by two years'

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line
Construction Products Association issues stark warning over concerns related to planning and financing alongside affected members of the public lodging appeals

Prime Minister gives go ahead for Solihull free school

New establishment called Solihull Alternative Provision Academy will cater for up to 90 children in the borough who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools

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NHS bungle left trainee West Midland GPs unable to practise

Fourteen trainee GPs in the West Midlands were suspended after an 'unacceptable' admin failure by NHS England, leaving them unable to work for weeks

CGI of the new students flats in Windsor Street

Vacant Nechells site to house new student flats

Industrial area near Aston University could house the second student accommodation development in Birmingham to be run by operator Amare following project in Selly Oak

CGI of the new students flats in Windsor Street

Vacant Nechells site to house new student flats

Industrial area near Aston University could house the second student accommodation development in Birmingham to be run by operator Amare following project in Selly Oak

Home Secretary Theresa May meets anti-extremism campaigners in Birmingham

Home Secretary is talking to the right people as she draws up new anti-extremism strategy

Efforts to tackle extremism recognised, the ongoing green belt saga and what will national politicians will make of our combined authority chief.

Why the Labour left is blind to what public really wants

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn
Political editor Jonathan Walker examines the continuing debate over Jeremy Corbyn and his apparently unstopable march to victory in the Labour leadership contest

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CGI of the new students flats in Windsor Street

Vacant Nechells site to house new student flats

The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

CGI of the proposal for the old tram depot which city planners rejected

Vow over Sparkbrook tram depot renovation despite council rejection

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Graeme Brown
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Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor