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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
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

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

Pictures: Work starts on Harrison Drape regeneration

Former curtain factory in Digbeth is being brought back to life as an apartment complex which is due to finished by the end of 2016

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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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

Pictures: Jaguars and Range Rovers driven off stricken Hoegh Osaka

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