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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson

Wake-up call after rise in reports of sexual offences

Police commissioner David Jamieson gives stark warning over rising crime which is being fuelled by 20 per cent increase in sexual offences

First-time buyers need £29k to get on property ladder in West Midlands

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Research from KPMG shows the tipping point required to buy a home in the region is edging closer to the £30,000 mark

Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch

The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review

General election: Attack mode as big guns scrap over Midland votes

Prime Minister David Cameron
The final days of the election campaign get down and dirty as parties take aim at each other with 'secret plans' and 'who can you trust?'

Newly discovered cousin of T. rex 'was vegetarian'

Birmingham scientists have discovered an ancient cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex - and it was a vegetarian.

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First-time buyers need £29k to get on property ladder in West Midlands

Research from KPMG shows the tipping point required to buy a home in the region is edging closer to the £30,000 mark

Newly discovered cousin of T. rex 'was vegetarian'

Birmingham scientists have discovered an ancient cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex - and it was a vegetarian.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pictured with Birmingham Airport's chief executive Paul Kehoe

Ed Balls promises city centre enterprise zone will extend to Curzon HS2 Station

Business leaders welcomed an earlier vow from George Osborne to extend the enterprise zone which would open up the door to borrowing millions needed to regenerate and create thousands of jobs

Energy on the Coalition backburner

It has to be said it's galling to see one of the Coalition parties hijack the "Great Charter of the Liberties" for political gain, when the Government's record on legal aid "reform" has seen justice disgracefully denied for many vulnerable people.

They say they're fighting for every vote - but the parties are targeting a few key seats

They don't like to talk about it but sometimes top politicians admit this general election campaign is really targeting a small number of voters

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Simon Brown, Iain Morrison, Jane Brown, Gary Priest, Alexandra Phillips.

Landowners given updates on rural law at seminar

Middleport Pottery, in Stoke-on-Trent, was named 2015 RIBA West Midlands building of the year

Middleport Pottery takes RIBA West Midlands crown

Adam Dent, Advent Communications; John Latham, Coventry University; Sarah Perry, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Manager; Andy Hardy, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Roger Harrabin, BBC; Les Ratcliffe, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board and Jaguar Land Rover.

Coventry Hospital trust and uni championed

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