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Historic ballot could see Sutton Coldfield get its own town council

Birmingham City Council is to give residents of the area a say on whether or not they want the area to have its own town council by conducting a consultative ballot

New secrets of Staffordshire Hoard revealed

The front of the reconstructed sword pommel
Pair of objects rebuilt dating back to seventh century Anglo-Saxon England are placed on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

City dispute with Amey stepped up

Amey has come under fire from the city council for the quality of its road repairs in Birmingham
Council has £2.7bn contract with Amey but has been locked in a dispute since the autumn over the quality of road repairs meaning an independent adjudicator is being brought in

Harriet Harman: We need to search our soul

Acting leader of Labour Harriet Harman has urged the party not to repeat past mistakes
Acting leader of the Labour Party says mistakes of last leadership contest cannot happen again if they are to challenge Conservatives

Grim reading from the pages of Birmingham's history

A Birmingham street in the 19th century
Newly published trip down Birmingham's 'Memory Lane' is enough to turn stomach

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Sutton Coldfield town centre

Historic ballot could see Sutton Coldfield get its own town council

Birmingham City Council is to give residents of the area a say on whether or not they want the area to have its own town council by conducting a consultative ballot

Britain's obesity epidemic

NHS boss: Parents making childhood obesity ‘normal’

Parents who allow their children to eat junk food and lead sedentary lifestyles are “normalising obesity”, the head of the NHS in England has warned.

Britain's obesity epidemic

NHS boss: Parents making childhood obesity ‘normal’

Parents who allow their children to eat junk food and lead sedentary lifestyles are “normalising obesity”, the head of the NHS in England has warned.

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

City councillors urged to knock back Regal's plan for new development in centre of Birmingham's busiest area for bars and nightclubs over fears residents will find it too noisy

Mike Whitby and Boris Johnson at Downing Street

Why is government allowing the West Midlands to drag out the elected mayor issue?

When the subject of a directly elected mayor has reared its head in Birmingham it has traditionally been ground into the dust by opponents but the issues just refuses to go away

Edgbaston used to lead way on election night, but no more

Sir Albert Bore with Labour councillors
General election counts in Birmingham take longer and longer, but the locals were rushed through in a matter of minutes

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The front of the reconstructed sword pommel

New secrets of Staffordshire Hoard revealed

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

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Graeme Brown
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